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Ken Haley on Why Everyone Should Be in a Wheelchair


Ken Haley speaks about the advantages of wheeled mobility, and asks what disability grips those bipeds who can’t see they should be in envy of wheelchair users – those lucky souls on a thrill ride that lasts a lifetime. A light-hearted look at the philosophical principle of mutual incomprehension.



Ken Haley

Ken Haley is one of Australia’s most widely travelled authors, having visited 131 countries at length. He became a paraplegic in 1991, but as far as Ken is concerned, the only difference that’s made is that he now observes the world from a seated position. A Walkley Award-winning journalist, Ken... Read more


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