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In 2011 my friend, Brazilian psychologist Marta Alencar, visited Nepal.
She has a project that introduces people to mobility impairments in a unique way. Marta created an imaginary character named Tina Descolada who is a doll in a wheelchair. (http://www.tinadescolada.blogspot.com.br/)
Sh also created a heartfelt slideshow for me to include in some of my presentations next week. You will find it here: http://www.slideshare.net/srains/imagining-a-wheelchairaccessible-nepal-with-tina-descolada
As I prepare or my first trip to Nepal it's the small stuff I'm sweating. The really small stuff.
The clear eye behind this story of crossing cultures with a disability as a woman stopped me in my tracks yesterday. I am in awe of the equanimity and insight that Megan Smith brings to an experience that I am certain I would have reacted o much differently. I m so glad to have stumbled across this gem. Read it!
There are many people who find that fishing is more than just a hobby. It is a way of relaxing and enjoying what life is all about. The feeling of being outdoors is nothing short of perfect and should be enjoyed by everyone. It has been proven that fishing increases attention span, offers social inclusion, a sense of achievement & motor skills development.
"Sailability Victoria - Sailing for Everyone" grew out of the need to the re-think entry level sailing, to simplify everything, to return to the basics. In today's world of seemingly unlimited choice, we have to encourage people into a new activity, not threaten them with confusing rules and jargon and reward them with a dunking.
The philosophy of "Sailing for Everyone" has found expression in an organisation known as "Sailability" which itself began as sailing for the disabled, then grew into facilitating sailing for people with disabilities, and finally blossomed into sailing for everyone, regardless of ability.
We have now amalgamated with Sailability for a cohesive front to promote sailing for everyone, including the disabled, worldwide.
Access Sailing Incorporated
Access Sailing Club Inc is a member of the Victorian Disabled Sports Advisory Committee and the charity of the Victorian Boating Industry Association's melbourne Boat Show. As an incorporated entity it facilitates its branches to own their own property, primarily sailing dinghies and safety craft purchased through sponsorships from local businesses and service clubs, and maintains the organisation's insurance policies. Currently we have branches at Docklands, Bennala, Ballarat, Warnambool and Portland with more evolving all the time.
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