Fashion industry stands for beauty and perfection. Flaws or even physical impairments you only find very seldom on international catwalks or magazine covers. Why appealing clothes and disability belong together indeed and what people with disability actually expect, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month January: Fashion.
Are there actually enough wheelchairs and other auxiliary means in Africa? And how is the situation for children with disabilities in Palestine? This month REHACARE.de looks over the rim of the tea cup and also focuses on the implementation of the UN Convention in other countries in the world. Get to know more in our Topic of the Month February: Around the World.
Public as well as private buildings are still usually not sufficiently designed to meet the needs of people with disability. But the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities also includes this aspect for the purpose of inclusion. What has to be thought of concerning accessible construction, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month March.
Summer vacation, city quick trip or weekend getaway – people who like to travel do not want to face problems and obstacles either during planning or on site. But this exactly what often happens to people with disabilities. What European tourism still has to learn regarding accessibility and what he already has to offer, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month April: Traveling.
Entering the primary labor market often also depends on the basic willingness of the employer to hire people with disabilities. Prejudices and fears of contact make the job hunting even more difficult. What kind of focal points for example companies have to get informed about possibilities, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month May: Working life.
Mobility has many faces. According to the physical restriction the requirements to it can be very different. Which aspects are important for people of short stature for example? How differently mobile can people be in public transport? And what happens if you change perspectives? You will get to know in the Topic of the Month June: Mobility.
Fluffy fur, four paws and faithful eyes: Dogs are rumored to have a special relation with humans. Some four-legged friends also have a supportive role as well – for people with different disabilities for example. What kinds of so called assistance dogs exist and how they are educated, you will get to know in the Topic of the Month July: Helping dogs.
Competitive sportsmen and sportswomen aim for medals and new records. This applies to athletes with and without disabilities. But how inclusive are professional sports meanwhile effectively? Who and what is still a matter of debate and what kind of successes have already been achieved, you will get to know in the Topic of the Month August: Inclusion in competitive sports.
Whether expert staff working in an ambulant or in-patient environment or relatives in one’s own four walls – care and the people working in this sector have many faces. Also more and more researchers and project groups are trying to meet all those sometimes very special requirements and to show the variety of care.
A prosthesis user helps others how to handle their prostheses. Design researchers develop a glove which enables deaf-blind people to communicate much easier. And a competence network gives suggestions how products could be used by all people in the future. Find out more about all these topics in our Topic of the Month October: Useful everyday means.
Same rights for everybody: Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities claims "living independently and being included in the community". What the current situation looks like and what Personal Assistance and sexual assistance have to do with this, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month November: Self-determined living.
Whether in TV shows or motion pictures – disabled actors are still an exception in most cases. But it does not have to be like that, because there are enough people with disabilities who have some acting talent. REHACARE.com talked to two of them – about their career, their plans and the business. Get to know more in our Topic of the Month December: Acting in film, television and theater.