Deaf Woman rows the Atlantic in world-first

Deaf Woman Rows Atlantic Ocean in world-first as part of a Westcountry trio!

It’s amazing what can be achieved when you set your mind to it! A great example for businesses to read about is this BBC on-line article about the adaptations a 60-year-old pharmacy worker from Bojewyan Stennack in Cornwall managed on a rowing boat.

Mo O’Brien and her fellow crew members, including her daughter Bird Watts (from Mevagissey in Cornwall) and their friend Claire Allinson (from Exmouth, Devon) lasted 49+ days on the ocean, completing almost 3,000 miles (4,800km) of Atlantic Ocean as the fastest female trio to complete the challenge.

What adjustments could you make to enable a talented person with disabilities to be part of your team?

Read the full BBC article here.

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Picture of three women on a rowing boat: Bird Watts, Claire Allinson and Mo O'Brien celebrating the completion of their Atlantic crossing by rowboat