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Medical care with auxiliary means is not sufficiently regulated in every country in the world. The social system in Senegal for instance does not cover the cost for this. People with disabilities therefore need to pay for their own required resources. But what happens if that is not possible?Auxiliary means: Scarce commodities in Africa - Read more
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted at the end of 2006 by the United Nations General Assembly and took effect in 2008. But what is the situation like after seven years? What countries are implementing inclusion, which is requested in the CRPD and anchored as a human right and in what form? Here is an overview.Inclusion is a human right – around the world - Read more
[02/02/2015] Managing type 1 diabetes is a never-ending task that requires multiple blood glucose tests, carbohydrate calculations and insulin injections or infusions. This constant effort to control the disease is daunting at any age – and it's especially challenging for teens and young adults.Support found for peer-mentoring diabetes management program - Read more
Getting from A to B in a self-determined way has been quite natural for Birgit Brink for a long time. But the diagnosis Multiple Sclerosis changed her life. Now she examines with her handbike how accessible her surrounding is – because accessibility is near and dear to her. What kind of questions her scouting expeditions raise, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Birgit Brink - That's How She Rolls - Read more
Justice, feminism and inclusion are catchwords that are near and dear to Mareice Kaiser. On her inclusive family blog she writes about her life with her two daughters, one with and one without a disability. Why she commits herself for an inclusive society and that she wishes to have her daughter’s impairment for one day, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Mareice Kaiser - That's How She Rolls - Read more
[16/01/2015] Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA have now developed a new service robot: the fourth generation of the "Care-O-Bot". While its predecessors from 1998 onwards were used primarily in the development of technological fundamentals, the Care-O-bot 4 is a modular product family providing the basis for commercial service robot solutions.Care-O-Bot: Robots as multifunctional helpers - Read more
"hemdless is not just meant to represent disability fashion, but to also involve our society as a whole"
Shirtless. That’s the translation for the project name hemdless. It alludes to the fact that people affected by trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) usually have a hard time finding clothes that fit. Young designers Lisa Polk and Christian Schinnerl didn’t want to leave it at that. REHACARE.de spoke with both of them about the benefit of angled buttonholes and the "6th Shirt"."hemdless is not just meant to represent disability fashion, but to also involve our society as a whole" - Read more
Mathias Mester is on world record course. After he already threw shot, discus and javelin record-breaking far, he wants to target his javelin in the direction of the gold medal in Rio 2016. In what way competitive sports have an impact on his life and what caused his goose bumps in London, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Mathias Mester - That's How He Rolls - Read more
[12/01/2015] In October 2014, the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), in cooperation with the Centre for Independent Living Sofia (Bulgaria) and RUSIHAK (Turkey) started a 15-month long project aimed at promoting the right to independent living in Turkey. The project is co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey, under the Civil Society Dialogue scheme.Promoting the right to independent living of people with disabilities in Turkey - Read more