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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Google has dedicated the Doodle Olga Skorohodova, the only deaf-blind scientist in the world

Today, 24 may, Google posted on the main page of its search engine Doodle (the modified logo), dedicated to the 105th anniversary of the writer and scholar Olga Skorohodova, the first and currently the only deaf-blind person who was a researcher and had the degree of candidate of Sciences.

photo: ru.wikipedia.org

On the photo: Olga Skorokhodova

Olga Skorokhodova was born on 24 may 1911. Due to the meningitis she by 5 years blind, 14 and completely lost hearing in one ear. After that Skorokhodov was in founded by Professor Ivan Sokolyanskiy school-clinic for deaf-blind children in Kharkov, where she helped to restore it, as well as using the Braille font taught the core subjects of a school course. There Skorokhodov learned to keep records, in which she described her feelings. At the same time she kept up a correspondence with Alex Bitter.

In 1947 on the basis of their records Skorokhodov has created and published his book called “How I perceive the world”. This book was awarded a prize by Konstantin Ushinsky, the founder of scientific pedagogy in Russia, and twice I was finishing and was reprinted — for the first time under the title “How I perceive and represent the world” in 1954, and the second entitled, “How I perceive, imagine and understand the surrounding world” in 1972.

In 1948 Skorokhodova became a research fellow of the research Institute of defectology of Academy of pedagogical Sciences of the USSR. Later she was promoted to senior scientific employee and worked in the Institute until the end of his life. In addition to science, she was engaged in creative activities.

Died Olga Skorokhodova 7 may 1982 at the age of 70 years.

The tradition to create special logos are called “doodles” on certain people or events, has existed since 1998, only this time it was created about 2 thousand doodles. Usually, the reason for their creation becomes a holiday or the anniversary of the birth of the person whose contribution to world culture, science or other contributions to humanity would like to underline the creators.

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