Adobe Celebrates White Cane Safety Day in China

Adobe has been committed to supporting physically disabled people in Beijing through social activities. Since 2007, Adobe has sponsored “China vocational skill contest for disabled people” and provides volunteer service during the contest.

October 15 was the “White Cane Safety Day”, a date to celebrate achievements of blind and visually challenged people. It’s a day to encourage their independence and for society to show their support. On this special occasion, 25 volunteers from the Adobe China team along with volunteers from other companies took part in sports competition.

The competition was held in the Olympic park, right behind the National stadium where 2008 Olympic Games were held. In total, there were 100 volunteers and 80 blind or visually challenged individuals who participated in the fun activities set for the day.  Each volunteer was partnered with a visually challenged player and all the teams competed in four games: the three-legged race, obstacle race, ball-holding race, and tug-of-war.  These tricky and interesting challenges not only tested speed and strength but also communication between the volunteers and visually impaired partners. The Adobe team came out on top overall winning the top three prizes out of four games! It was important to give back to the community and win the powerful challenges through great teamwork!

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Article contributed by Allison W.