The Mission of Impossible Dream
To use the Impossible Dream, a universally designed ocean going catamaran, to bring disabled and nondisabled people together in productive, collaborative endeavors. With its unique accessible design, the Impossible Dream is an equalizer, creating a community that works together to sail our boat, exchange ideas and experience the empowering sensation of being in a beautiful, barrier free environment. For many, this is a transformational experience – one that we are committed to provide to as many people as possible. As we raise awareness of the ways to create integrated environments through accessible design, together we can change perceptions of the unlimited possibilities available to disabled communities around the globe.
This article originally appeared in The Boothbay Register, by Suzi Thayer When Brad Betts was approached about donating a painting for an auction in Florida, there was a slight hesitation. Very slight. As soon as the reason for asking him to paint and give away a painting that would normally fetch upwards of $7,000 was
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Great weekend at Downtown Sailing Center in Baltimore. We had group sails organized by Kennedy Krieger Hospital and artist in residence David McCauley and family. Even through the rain and cooler temperature the spirits of our guests were not dampened.
BROOKLYN – A group of New Yorkers with disabilities set sail on a special trip in New York Harbor today. The group of 30 sailed on the Impossible Dream, a catamaran specially equipped for wheelchairs. It was built after its owner became a paraplegic in a skiing accident. Unlike regular boats, wheelchairs can travel from
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Suffice it to say that these images say it all. Smiles all around aboard the Impossible Dream sail on Rondout Creek; a tributary to the Hudson River.