Mermaid in wheelchair

Sue Austin had an idea. Actually it seemed  crazy! 🙂 She thought she can use her wheelchair to explore underwater! Therefore – in 2010 – she began building an underwater wheelchair for  a work she called “Freewheeling, Testing the Water“.

“I realized that scuba gear extends your range of activity in just the same way that a wheelchair does. But the associations attached to scuba gear are ones of excitement and adventure — completely different to people’s responses to the wheelchair. So I thought, ‘I wonder what will happen if I put the two together?”

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You must see her amazing underwater videos!

I can’t wait to see where Sue’s wheelchair will take her next. TED bets the sky!

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