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Disabled Diving Dialogues: “Depth of me”

Jackson, Anne (2015) Disabled Diving Dialogues: “Depth of me”. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Jackson, Anne
Abstract:

This practice based research project explored how scuba diving can be a positive experience for divers and potential divers with quadriplegia, and members of their crew. I intend to illustrate how scuba diving can be an inclusive sport producing social and physical advantages by suggesting that once we are underwater, we are an inclusive community of divers. Although some people with disabilities need to have help to get ready to dive, when underwater the commitment is turned around as everyone needs to have a buddy to dive with. We all help each other and no one dives alone; we use the buddy system – “you look out for me and I look out for you”. As my method, I filmed a dive with Tom Schofield and his Handicapped Scuba Association (HSA) crew both above and under the water at the Niagara scuba Park in Ontario.

Date: April 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scuba Diving, Quadriplegia, Inclusive Sport, Community, Disabilities, Tom Schofield
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2015 16:25
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2015 14:52
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/252

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