The Australian Paralympic History Project


The 2016 Summer Paralympics have given me a great opportunity to keep up with the Australian Paralympic History Project.

The Project has been running since 2010. The aim of the project is “to capture, manage and preserve the history of the Paralympic movement in Australia in a way that is relevant, accessible and places the Paralympic movement within its broader social context”. In the last six years:

  • 50 volunteer editors have created and update Paralympic content.
  • There have been regular workshops to support editors and engage new editors.
  • 1000 articles have appeared.

There is a detailed account of the project here.

News of Rio is shared through a daily update of the Australia at the 2016 Summer Paralympics page in Wkipedia.

Photo Credit

Christine Dawes 2012 Summer Paralympics (Australian Paralympic Committee, CC BY-SA 3.0)

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