2009 Elite Sport – Disability Sports in Finland
5 October 2009 – 24 January 2010
Elite Sport – Disability Sports in Finland
The status of disabled sports in physical culture has strengthened over the years and attitudes towards it have become more positive. The Paralympic movement has reached worldwide dimensions, as have the Special Olympics for people with intellectual disabilities.
The exhibition was created by the Sports Museum of Finland, Finnish Association of Sports for the Disabled and the Finnish Paralympic Committee in co-operation with Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired and Finnish Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities / Special Olympics Finland. The exhibition included features that improved accessibility for disabled people, such as touchable items, texts written in Braille, guided tours spoken in simple Finnish and floor markings to show directions to visually impaired visitors.