Sue Austin: Deep sea diving … in a wheelchair


When Sue Austin got a power chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom — yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she aims to convey the spirit of wonder she feels wheeling through the world. Includes thrilling footage of an underwater wheelchair that lets her explore ocean beds, drifting through schools of fish, floating free in 360 degrees. (Filmed at TEDxWomen.)

In repurposing her wheelchair to create fantastical art, Sue Austin reshapes how we think about disability.

Source: TED.com

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3 thoughts on “Sue Austin: Deep sea diving … in a wheelchair

  1. Wow that is a challenging wonderful photo! A rejoicing in movement and freedom and in a way which challenges our preconceived ideas about disability. A friend helped design a ultra compact power wheelchair when he was facing having to move house because he could not fine a small enough power wheelchair to meet his needs. Innovation and creativity to overcome challenges and find new freedoms.

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