Google Doodles For Paralympics? Nope.

Sep 5, 2012 • 8:12 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

London Paralympics LogoThere are several complaints in the Google Web Search Help forums that Google had a daily Google Doodle (aka Logo) for the London Olympics and doesn't have any logo or mention of the Paralympics at all.

Some are going as far as calling this lack of action a discriminatory act. Here is one of the many complaints:

I am very angry that Google is not producing a daily doodle to celebrate the Paralympics as they did for the Olympic. Surely this is discrimination. Disabled people have enough to contend with being treated as second class citizens, without a major company such as Google appearing to ignore them. As other people seem to have found in this forum, Google makes it very difficult to complain. I can't find a straightforward email address anywhere that I can use to request an explanation of why they are treating the two events so unequally. I am not disabled but spent many years working with disabled students and know the incredible challenges they face every day. They deserve better. Does anyone have any advice on how I can let Google know my disgust?

The good news is that Google is listening, Googler, Kousha replied to this and other responses saying that they are hearing you and will take this feedback into consideration in the future.

Kousha replied:

Thanks for your input. We monitor these forums to bring the feedback to the team. I appreciate you taking the time to write in.

Of course, there is not much Kousha could do that this point but who knows.

Do you think Google excluded the Paralympics on purpose? I don't believe Google ever had a Paralympics logo.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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