EK Lim envisioned giving persons with disabilities an opportunity to experience the sea–something that is almost impossible because boats and beaches are not so wheelchair-friendly.
With the help of a non-profit group in Malaysia, People Support People, his annual Marine Discovery Dive for people in wheelchairs is offering the experience of being able-bodied to people who may have forgotten what freedom of movement feels like.
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“One of the most valuable lessons we learned on this trip is that disability is not about someone’s physical limitations,” said the filmmakers at Our Better World. “It’s about the environment. If we work to make it accessible, persons with disabilities have an equal chance of succeeding in everything that able-bodied people do.”
The Marine Discovery Dive 2016 is open to volunteers (those who dive and those who don’t) and persons with disabilities from around the world. Training is provided. Learn more about the story and how you can help at Our Better World.
(WATCH the video below from the digital storytelling initiative from the Singapore International Foundation)
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