This week in discovered technologies we present you with an article that allows a transition from our focus on discovered technologies solely for people who are blind and visually impaired, to discovered technologies that are making a difference in people’s lives. It talks about the potential of seeing things differently.
Sue Austin is a woman who developed a wheelchair that would allow her to navigate through water. She did this with the sole purpose of demonstrating the freedom that having an impairment had on her. Sue didn’t understand people’s opinion on her wheelchair dependency and wished to prove them otherwise. Limitation, pity, and negativity were words she simply didn’t relate to, so she used art and technological innovation to get her message across.
The result was a groundbreaking expression that allows everyone to experience the potentiality of seeing things differently.