Google Honors Ed Roberts


Google Honors Ed Roberts

Ed Roberts is considered to be "the Father of the Indepedent Living Movement." And his birthday is today: Monday, January 23, 2017. 

And guess what?

Google - that search engine that is the go-to for many - honored Ed by including an image of him in their daily Google Doodle. In addition, Google included a link to a virtual exhibit titled, "Ed Roberts, the Disability Rights Movement, and the ADA." 

This is not the first time Google has served as an ally to the disability community. In 2015, Google produced an interactive exhibit in Washington, DC the week of July 26th to honor ADA25 - the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. They placed ten photos of disability rights heroes in various places throughout the city, allowing for an interactive exhibit. 

Kudos to Google!