Skydiving adventure for the visually impaired

These visually impaired adventurers tried indoor skydiving

Location: Barcelona, Spain

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PARTICIPANT, XAVIER DE LA ROSA, SAYING:"Look I explain it in one word - incredible. It was really a new, innovative, and very gratifying experience. It felt like being in a pool of air, but you can breathe. It's like being in the water only that you can breathe. You feel completely free. You can go from side to side and there is nothing to stop you. It's not like having your feet on the ground because you don't have that sense of freedom. You have to always be touching something. But not here. Here you are only touching the air. And it was really a great experience."

The highflying adventure is part of the Handifly project

which brings parachuting and indoor skydiving to people with disabilities

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PARTICIPANT, EMMA PEREZ, ON IF WIND TUNNEL SKYDIVING IS AN ACCESSIBLE SPORT, SAYING:"Yes, it is an accessible sport because you don't need anyone's help to do it. You can do it completely on your own. Right now, I need help because I don't know how to control myself, but after seeing how they go in there and do acrobatics - it's just fantastic. You don't need anyone. Not even a guide or anything like that."

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