The Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held next year. This time Tokyo will be the chosen city to celebrate them and everything is being prepared for these games to be the most inclusive of all times.
From August, 25 to September, 6, Tokyo will become the sport capital city. Some details around this great worldwide event are already known.
Accessibility and inclusion are two aspects that have been taken very seriously when preparing the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Do you know under which symbol are the Paralympic Games represented? It is a round symbol open in its upper part.
This symbol aims to represent every country, culture and way of thinking which come together in a way for the games to be understood as a world’s connecting platform.
This year, the Paralympic Games’ Mascot is called Someity. It has touch sensors and telepathic super powers thanks to its cherry blossom anthems. It can also fly thanks to its ichimatsu cloak. It is named after the superhuman power and inner strength.
This edition’s medals are provided of two special factors: accessibility and manufacturing method.
They have been manufactured with recycled materials from electronic devices such as mobile phones.
We have also highlighted their accessibility since the registration form is recorded in braille. They will also have certain dents to represent a gold, silver or bronze medal. One dent stands for a gold medal, two for silver and three for bronze.
An inclusive typography
As we have already mentioned, 2020 Games in Tokyo aim to be the most inclusive ones of all times. For that purpose, among all other details, the designer Kosuke Tackahashi has created new braille typography: Braille Neue.
The strict rules about the size when writing in braille are avoided thanks to this new typography and only one character joins both the printed text and braille.
This is only a small foretaste of what it is going to happen during the games. However, we are sure that the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo will be surprising and will make history thanks to their accessibility.