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Mobility is (not) a matter of course

Going by bus, train or using your own car? Many people, who want to be or have to be mobile, ask themselves this question. People with disabilities usually do not make this decision easily and rarely spontaneously. After all, every means of transportation has its drawbacks, when it comes to independent mobility. Here is a brief summary.Mobility is (not) a matter of course - Read more

Mobility: "Germany needs laws for inclusion and accessibility"

Quickly hopping on the underground or taking a taxi to get from A to B? For wheelchair users this is generally not possible without a great deal of planning – at least in Germany. But how are things in other countries?Mobility: "Germany needs laws for inclusion and accessibility" - Read more

Signglasses system opens the universe to deaf students

Photo: Man wearing signglasses [30/05/2014] Ordinarily, deaf students are left in the dark when they visit a planetarium. With the lights off, they can't see the ASL interpreter who narrates their tour of outer space. With the lights on, they can't see the constellations of stars projected overhead. That's why a group at Brigham Young University (BYU) launched the "Signglasses" project.Signglasses system opens the universe to deaf students - Read more

Knud Kohr - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Knud Kohr; linked to Australia or Singapore – travelling to countries far away is part of his life. Also physical restrictions cannot prevent Knud Kohr from living his life this way. The former travel journalist can also not be stopped by constructional barriers and how and where he feels comfortable the most, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Knud Kohr - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Sima Surkamp - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Sima Surkamp; linked to A self-determined life – as a mother and a working woman – this is what is important for her. That’s why Sima Surkamp does not understand how our world can be so ignorant and why inclusion is still a foreign word for many people. Which role her son plays in her life and in what way she is a child of the 80s, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Sima Surkamp - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

First Case on Personal Assistance at the European Court of Human Rights

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[14/05/2014] The European Network of Independent Living (ENIL) welcomes the first complaint concerning access of disabled people to personal assistance submitted to the European Court of Human Rights. The case of Radi v. Romania, submitted earlier this month, challenges the manner in which personal assistance is provided to people with disabilities.First Case on Personal Assistance at the European Court of Human Rights - Read more

Michael Herold - That´s How He Rolls

Photo: Michael Herold; linked to He made it his business to show people that barriers mostly only exist in our heads. Michael Herold would really like to make mankind understand that. Until this time has come, he does not allow borders to stop him. Why the whole world is his favorite place and what he would tell his younger self today, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Michael Herold - That´s How He Rolls - Read more

Physical Function and Sense of Autonomy Determine Life-Space Mobility in Elderly

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Photo: Older man with a wheeled walker [09/05/2014] Physical function and sense of autonomy are independent determinants of life-space mobility in older people. This was found in a study conducted at the Gerontology Research Center of the University of Jyväskylä.Physical Function and Sense of Autonomy Determine Life-Space Mobility in Elderly - Read more

Andrea Krallinger - That´s How She Rolls

Photo: Andrea Krallinger; linked to „A day without laughter is a wasted day” – Andrea Krallinger does not only laugh a lot. The elementary school teacher also is a self-made woman who takes her life and herself in her own hands. At REHACARE.de she talks about the meaning photography, a pony and great wisdom have to her.Andrea Krallinger - That´s How She Rolls - Read more

Landscape Architect Designs Toolkit to Make Cities Inclusive of Adults with Autism

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Public station [02/05/2014] Kansas State University landscape architecture student Elizabeth Decker has a goal for her master's research: help professionals create urban environments that are inclusive of her younger brother, Marc. Marc has autism and will soon reach adulthood.Landscape Architect Designs Toolkit to Make Cities Inclusive of Adults with Autism - Read more

 
 

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