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See much more of Sue Austin’s incredible wheelchair artSee much more of Sue Austin’s incredible wheelchair art

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Sue Austin’s first ride in a wheelchair was an exhilarating one. “An extended illness had changed the way I could access the world … I’d seen my life slip away and become restricted,” explains Austin in today’s talk, which was given at TEDxWomen in December. “When I started using the wheelchair 16 years ago, it was a […]

Culture

They feel like they can fly: The first wheelchair basketball tournament in Afghanistan, seeded in a TED wishThey feel like they can fly: The first wheelchair basketball tournament in Afghanistan, seeded in a TED wish

Posted By TED Guest Author

Close your eyes and listen to the grunts and jostling, the smack of rubber on cement and triumphant high-fives. You could be listening to a pickup basketball game anywhere. But you’re in Afghanistan and this is much more than just a game. It is the country’s very first wheelchair basketball tournament and the players are […]