"I can’t wait for the moment when a blind swimmer is looked at as just another swimmer. I want people to know thyou can do whatever you put your mind to, as long as you’re willing to think outside of the box and take that word ‘impossible’ out of yodictionary."
Tharon Drake holds 13 American swimming records and as assistant swimming coach at Catawba College is the first blind swimming coach in NCAA history.
"Sometimes I don’t even remember that I am blind, especially if I am with people. If I am alone and I know something over by accident, that’s when I remember. You fall, you get up and you move on. I do hope my story is a stepping stone for your challenge"
Henry Wanyoike is a Kenyan long-distance runner. He is blind and competes in the Paralympics and in marathon racing.
where the international sports games are being held, infrastructure construction should be carried out in consideration of universal design when constructing start considering disabled athletes and/or spectators.
The facilities must consider the most vulnerable member of society not only disabled but also seniors, children, pregnant women and even foreign people. In this regard, the facilities can support diverse ways such as sound, braille, sign language, and auto-height.
"The Dot Watch granted my privacy and dignity to keep track of the time as everyone else does. The watch is a beautiful work of art, a sleek technological marvel that not only tells time but also reads text messages and alerts him to who the caller is when the phone rings.
Today I live a full life,
not just in the busyness of activity but in the fullness of my heart.
I embrace each day as a new opportunity and give 110% to whatever task is at hand.” Luke Seibert