19 - Become Part of the Solution with Will Scott
Will was born in South Africa and grew up in Port Elizabeth. At 16 years old, a gymnastics accident while preparing for world championships, resulted in him having a disability. He has travelled both locally and abroad and shares about the challenges and rewards of travelling with a disability.
The biggest hurdle we face is the mindset of other people. People mean well and want to help, but it's not always easy for an able-bodied person to put themselves in the position of a traveller with a disability. People need to become part of the narrative in a contributing way, not in a way of playing catch-up in order to raise awareness about changes that need to be implemented to become inclusive..
"I am a person who will travel as much as the next person will travel. I will spend as much money as the next person will spend money. In fact I may spend a great deal more considering that I need a few more things than the next person may need."
Photo credit: Julian Goldswain
Our Travel Tech Corner is taking a bit of a different direction than we set out with. In the interim, we'd like to hear about assistive technology, devices or apps that you use on your travels. Send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
This episode was edited by Craig Strachan using the Hindenburg Software. Credits read by André du Toit, The Big Positive Guy.