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"Persons of short stature need to find their own kind of mobility"

Going to the movies at night or for a beer at the pub around the corner – participation as equal members of society is defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and many persons with disabilities view this as a given. In many areas of life, participation is also tied to mobility. Persons of short stature have very different approaches to this."Persons of short stature need to find their own kind of mobility" - Read more

Mobility barriers in public transport

It plays the same role in the lives of persons with disabilities, senior citizens or even parents with strollers: mobility. It ranges from your own physical mobility all the way to overcoming short and long distances. But what happens when your mobility is being restricted?Mobility barriers in public transport - Read more

Oliver Straub - That's How He Rolls

Photo: Oliver Straub; linked to From Lake Constance to Berlin – this is his aim. In order to pay attention to the so called Bundesteilhabegesetz (Federal Participation Law), Oliver Straub is going to travel this distance with his electric wheelchair this summer. Why this tour and his independence are so important to him and which role his personal assistants play, he tells us on REHACARE.com.Oliver Straub - That's How He Rolls - Read more

Robot walker for elderly people in public spaces

Photo: Elderly woman with c-walker [27/05/2015] Elderly people with walking difficulties are often intimidated by busy public places. This led an EU research project to develop a robot walker to guide them around shopping centres, museums and other public buildings, thus enhancing their autonomy.Robot walker for elderly people in public spaces - Read more

"World MS Day calls attention to the need for inclusion"

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Dorothea Pitschnau-Michel [26/05/2015] Since 2009, the World MS Day calls attention to multiple sclerosis and the people who live with this disease of the central nervous system around the world. REHACARE.de spoke with Dorothea Pitschnau-Michel, Secretary of the German Multiple Sclerosis Society (DMSG), about this special day, which always takes place on the last Wednesday of May."World MS Day calls attention to the need for inclusion" - Read more

Kathi Kahrstedt - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Kathi Kahrstedt; linked to Kathi Kahrstedt is aiming high: With her orthesis she wants to walk 280 kilometers. This way she wants to show that you should not let yourself get knocked down by several diagnoses – and that you can achieve a lot also with a disability. On REHACARE.com she also tells us what her first actions as the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled would be.Kathi Kahrstedt - That's How She Rolls - Read more

New exercise device design for people with paraplegia

Photo: Exercise device [20/05/2015] Five Northeastern University student-researchers have retrofitted a rowing machine with an ingenious device, allowing people with paraplegia to exercise without the aid of a trainer.New exercise device design for people with paraplegia - Read more

Students preparing business concept for first integration hotel in Leipzig

Photo: Students from Leipzig, Germany [15/05/2015] In cooperation with Berufsbildungswerk Leipzig (BBW) five students from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management are currently preparing a business concept for Philippus Leipzig in Germany. By the end of 2016, the city's first integration hotel as well as a church hall serving as a restaurant and event location within the framework of an integration business will open their gates here.Students preparing business concept for first integration hotel in Leipzig - Read more

Successfully managing fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis

Photo: Woman with fatigue [13/05/2015] Fatigue is one of the most commonly reported symptoms of multiple sclerosis and can significantly reduce an individual’s quality of life. Fatigue can have a hugely negative impact – it can limit or stop people from doing day-to-day activities and things that really matter to them. Research undertaken at Bournemouth University has been tackling the challenge of managing fatigue in people with MS.Successfully managing fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis - Read more

Verena Freund - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Verena Freund; linked to Colorful and diverse – that’s how most children think our world looks like. So how do they draw encounters between people with and without disabilities? This is something Verena Freund wants to find out with her painting competition dealing with the topic inclusion. What kind of obstacles she had to face until now and what especially her family taught her, she told us on REHACARE.com.Verena Freund - That's How She Rolls - Read more

 
 

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