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Five Ways We’Re Celebrating The Exceptional Olympics As Well As #Ada25

Five Ways We’Re Celebrating The Exceptional Olympics As Well As #Ada25
Five Ways We’Re Celebrating The Exceptional Olympics As Well As #Ada25
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, permit me live on brave inwards the attempt." -Special Olympics Athlete Oath

Standing inwards Soldier Field inwards Chicago, 47 years ago, Eunice Shriver kicked off the start Special Olympics inwards history--1,000 people amongst intellectual disabilities from the U.S. together with Canada competed inwards rail & field, swimming together with diving. Even though it was a small-scale initiative event, its historical impact--giving a platform to the civil rights struggles of people amongst disabilities that were together with thus oftentimes overlooked-- was massive. The Games were meant to laissez passer children amongst cognitive disabilities, inwards Eunice’s words, “the jeopardy to play, the jeopardy to compete together with the jeopardy to grow.”

Ambitious, inclusive thinking similar Eunice’s is contagious, together with has inspired us to back upwards this year’s Special Olympics World Games equally business office of the $20 1000000 inwards Google.org grants. This weekend, to grade the Games also equally the 25th anniversary of the Americans amongst Disabilities Act, landmark legislation that advanced the civil rights of people amongst disabilities when it was signed into police inwards 1990, we’re honoring the community inwards the next ways:

 Eunice Shriver kicked off the start Special Olympics inwards history Five ways we’re celebrating the Special Olympics together with #ADA25


Google Doodle. We’ve created a homepage Doodle that shows a rail inspired past times the Special Olympics World Games’ "circle of inclusion,” featuring athletes of all backgrounds. In the spirit of getting moving, since we've heard from users that they dear seeing doodles on the go, we're immediately starting to brand them easier to run into together with portion on our mobile search results inwards improver to desktop together with the Google app.

 Eunice Shriver kicked off the start Special Olympics inwards history Five ways we’re celebrating the Special Olympics together with #ADA25

Special Olympics World Games. Over the adjacent nine days, the Special Olympics World Games volition describe to a greater extent than than one-half a 1000000 spectators to cheer on 7,000 athletes from 177 countries inwards events from judo to powerlifting to kayaking together with more. We’re powering the World Games’ social media nervus center, contributing equally a fiscal supporter together with are packing to a greater extent than than 300 Googlers into the stands.

 Eunice Shriver kicked off the start Special Olympics inwards history Five ways we’re celebrating the Special Olympics together with #ADA25

Cheer an athlete. If you’re inwards Los Angeles, come upwards see us from July 25 until August ii at the World Games Festival Space at USC’s Alumni Park to back upwards the athletes. For those who can’t larn inwards in person, you lot tin see g.co/WorldGames2015 to post a cheer to the athletes. Every twenty-four hours during the competition, we’ll decorate the dorm walls of the athletes amongst your thank you lot to encourage them to “be brave inwards the attempt.”

 Eunice Shriver kicked off the start Special Olympics inwards history Five ways we’re celebrating the Special Olympics together with #ADA25
Portraits, similar these at the National Portrait Gallery featuring leaders Judy Heumann together with Ed Roberts, who bring campaigned tirelessly for the rights of people amongst disabilities together with Tatyana McFadden, who inspires athletes today, volition decorate Washington, D.C. this weekend. See the photo gallery
Painting the town. In Washington D.C. together with Los Angeles, we’re marker the 25th anniversary of the Americans amongst Disabilities Act. From men together with women similar Judy Heumann together with Ed Roberts, who campaigned tirelessly for the rights of people amongst disabilities, to President George H.W. Bush, who signed the ADA into police inwards 1990, we’re telling the stories of 10 non bad leaders who bring fought -- together with run on to care -- for equal rights of people living amongst disabilities. We’ve installed massive portraits on the stairs of historic landmarks around the nation’s uppercase together with inwards L.A.’s Grand Park.


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Telling stories. We’re featuring the little-known history of a release of unsung heroes of the ADA motility at g.co/ADA. While people amongst disabilities produce goodness from their hard-won battles amongst every curb cutting street corner together with closed-caption film, their names are non widely known. We’d similar to alter that.


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