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Google Doodle Honors Pioneering Disability Activist Ed Roberts

Google Doodle payed homage on Monday to what would have been the 78th birthday of pioneering disability campaigner Ed Roberts — who fought throughout his lifetime for people with disabilities to have the right to fully participate in society — with artwork featuring the activist giving a lecture from his wheelchair.

Roberts’ lifetime of activism began in high school, when he petitioned against his school for refusing to give him a diploma because he had not completed driver’s education and PE. He later became the first student with severe disabilities to attend the University of California, Berkeley. Read the full article

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