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Artist Invents Cool Kid Tool for Wheelchair Painting


In this Huffington Post video shared in July 2015, meet artist Dwayne Szot and his amazing painting invention. Szot wanted children with disabilities to experience the joys of art but knew that many could not hold pens or brushes. With his artist mind at work, he fashioned a way for kids to make colorful art using their own wheelchairs.

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Madison, an 8-year-old girl who has type II spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), said she loves art but her hands get too tired for drawing or painting. Now, with help from Szot’s wheelchair contraption, watch Madison make a masterpieces.

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