Living with a disability can be fun. Some of the most badass people are disabled. Perhaps its because they have more motivation to love and live life to the fullest. Here are a few ways to have fun living with a disability.
For those who have a disability, being isolated and suffering from cabin fever is common. Going into nature is healing and calming. There are many parks and hiking trails that are accessible for people with disabilities.
- Fossil Trail – the popular trail located in the Karoo National Park has been upgraded to suit people with disabilities. There are 23 new information plaques including Braille plaques.
- Lichen Trail – Near Bourke’s Luck Potholes, 180-meter trail with fully accessible pathways, tapes for blind people and brochures for people who are deaf.
- Johannesburg Zoo – near the heart of Johannesburg, the zoo hosts tours for blind and deaf people with accessible facilities.
- Fragrance Garden – invigorate the senses at this garden at Optima College.
- Die Grot – In Vryburg, this 30 km trail 2-day hike with accommodation and 2-day hikes includes one night sleeping in a cave and game viewing.
Thanks to the latest technology, those living with a disability can enjoy the “extreme sports” and try out something a bit more daring.
- Scuba Diving – is a popular recreational activity for people with disabilities around the world. In South Africa, we have beautiful waters and weather. The Handicapped Scuba Association promotes scuba diving around the world.
- Wheelchair Skateboarding – Aaron Fotheringham, born with Spina Bifida, did a backflip somersault in his wheelchair when he was only 14 years old.
- Rock climbing – A popular sport among the disabled community. Adaptive climbing walls and guides, mean that blind people can learn to climb rock faces.
- Skydiving – is an incredible adrenaline rush. Tandem jumps are suited for blind and visually impaired people.