When was the last time you took out your differently abled friend / relative for a movie or for a coffee? before that, do you have a friend like that? at your work place / school or college? I never had. We rarely see them in a any of the public spaces right? in a movie theatre or a mall. They are the largest invisible group of people in the world. Would you believe if i tell you that there are 200 Million differently abled people in India?
So whats stopping them from venturing into the mainstream? is it their physical disability? Not really. Its the attitude or outlook of the other majority thats stopping them to come out.
Every day Ability organised a scuba diving session for the differently abled friends in Chennai. The idea was to bring out people and given them new experiences. The event was well organised. The participants experienced how it is to be under water. Most of them have never been this close to water.
The organisation is carrying various outdoor activities across India for the differently abled people. Over the years there has been a sea of change in the outlook of general public towards the differently abled community. The Scuba Diving trainer interacting with the participants and you can see all are very much thrilled!
Some more images from the event.