Deep Sea Diving – In A Wheelchair

2017-03-14T04:38:42+00:00

Deep sea diving… In a wheelchair.  While researching for a keynote speech I am delivering on Accessible Tourism, I came across this Ted Talk and wanted to share it with you.  Deep sea diving….. in a wheelchair is a wonderful talk delivered by Sue Austin, a performance artist who also just happens to use a wheelchair.  It includes a video of her deep sea diving – as the title says, in her wheelchair. It was filmed at TEDxWomen in December 2012.  You can watch it here: http://go.ted.com/bGCQ – I highly recommend it. 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. [...]

Deep Sea Diving – In A Wheelchair 2017-03-14T04:38:42+00:00

Disabled accommodation versus accessible accommodation – welcome to my current bugbear.

2017-03-14T04:38:47+00:00

Disabled accommodation versus accessible accommodation – It's all in the language. Language is a funny thing isn’t it.  It evolves over time and some things we said as a matter of course ten or twenty years ago we wouldn’t dream of saying now.  It’s called political correctness – or PC – and in most cases it has its place.  But alas it can also go completely mad.  Think about Enid Blyton for example.  A revered children’s author whose books were read by kids all around the world.  Then in came the PC stick and all of a sudden poor old Noddy and Big Ears are not so proper anymore.  Let’s not even go down the Famous Five path and what [...]

Disabled accommodation versus accessible accommodation – welcome to my current bugbear. 2017-03-14T04:38:47+00:00