In The Media | 4 February 2015

Technology the key to changing the culture of disability

What drew him excessive admiration, he said, was the fact that he has quadriplegia, and has used a wheelchair since injuring his spinal cord in a diving accident when he was 16.

“Why do you think that’s so amazing?” he would ask those quick to praise him. “Man in wheelchair has ordinary job, shock horror.”

“It’s not the disability that’s the problem here. It’s incredibly challenging for people with a disability to be dealing with a world that doesn’t expect very much from them.”

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

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