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Recognizing Olympians with a disability: past and present: Home

This guide serves as a compilation of materials in celebration of Disability Awareness Month for 2012. The Kendall Campus ACCESS dept. celebrates this special occassion by highlighting great athletes with disability.

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Through Difficulties to the Stars

About 15% of the world's population lives with some form of disability.  That has never stopped them from enjoying many activities such as sports.  In many instances athletes with disability compete and win against their able-bodied counterpart.

This guide titled: Through Difficulties to the Stars intents to highlight and celebrate incredible athletes who have some form of disability and are able to compete and excel in the national and international arenas.  This guide will serve to recognize Olympians with disability: past and present.  Here we are only highlighting athletes from the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.  There are many other important international competitions, as well as the Winter Paralympics.  Those are the subject of other guides. 

This guide is by no means comprehensive.  Please send us more information about local athletes with disability who are playing and competing in our area.

We Recognize Olympians with a Disability: Past and Present

Other libguides related to Disability you might find helpful

Disability History and Awareness in the month of October (guide from Miami Dade College)

The Disability Experience: Quest for Empowerment (guide from Fontbonne University) 

Disability Studies (guide from Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College) 

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Location: Room 2121

Phone: 305-237-2767

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Office of ADA Coordinator
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Location: Room 1112, Kendall Campus
Phone: 305-237-2090
TTY: 305-237-2343