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Senior Models: “Their Presence Shapes Our Image of Old Age“

Fun loving and competent – more and more companies present themselves this way in advertising. Yet when the advertising campaign is meant to appeal to a more mature target audience, many are still struggling with the images they have in their mind of aging. This is when models of a similar age are in demand. But are there actually any models over the age of 50?Senior Models: “Their Presence Shapes Our Image of Old Age“ - Read more

Sign Language: The Way to Inclusion for the Deaf

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is applicable law in Germany for five years now. Besides many other aspects of inclusion it explicitly gives them the right to use the German Sign Language. But this is often not so easy to realize in everyday life.Sign Language: The Way to Inclusion for the Deaf - Read more

‘Funny Bones’ to Explore the Portrayal of Disability in Comedy

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[17/02/2014] Members of the public will be given an insight into the representation of disability through the medium of comedy in ‘Funny Bones’, a free lecture to take place on Sunday 23 February between 3pm - 4pm at the University of Leicester’s Embrace Arts Centre.‘Funny Bones’ to Explore the Portrayal of Disability in Comedy - Read more

January 2014: Disability in the Media

Whether it's television or newspapers – the media form the picture we have of the world surrounding us. So, how do German media present people with disabilities? And what are American media doing differently, maybe also better? You will get to know all this in our current Topic of the Month January: Disability in the Media.January 2014: Disability in the Media - Read more

Best Practice: Disability in the Media

Exceptions prove the rule: Also if media creators can still change and improve aspects of their work, there are first positive examples. German media still trail behind, while the U.S. us ahead. Lilian Masuhr, head of the Leidmedien.de project, and blogger Ninia LaGrande gave us some recommendations which form the basis for this overview.Best Practice: Disability in the Media - Read more

Heroes or Victims: People with Disabilities in the Media

They either suffer or they are heroes: People with disabilities are often depicted one-sidedly in the media. A lot of journalists are not aware of possible misconceptions. The German project Leidmedien.de aims to change this and offers help and clarifications to media creators.Heroes or Victims: People with Disabilities in the Media - Read more

US Show My Gimpy Life: “Many People with Disabilities Can Identify with it”

This actress is no longer a YouTube insiders’ tip among people with disabilities: Teal Sherer. In her show “My Gimpy Life” she introduces her viewers to the life in a wheelchair – with lots of humor. Thanks to YouTube she reaches out to a worldwide audience.US Show My Gimpy Life: “Many People with Disabilities Can Identify with it” - Read more

Screen-Based Media May Contribute to Sleep Problems in Boys with Autism

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Photo: Boy with laptop in bed [25/11/2013] Having bedroom access to television, computers or video games is linked to less sleep in boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a team of University of Missouri (MU) researchers found.Screen-Based Media May Contribute to Sleep Problems in Boys with Autism - Read more

Social Media Can Support Healthiness of Older People

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Photo: Elderly woman with tablet PC [22/04/2013] The use of social media by older people can offer valuable additional support in cases of sickness and diseases, new research from the University of Luxembourg has shown. Social Media Can Support Healthiness of Older People - Read more

Autism: Many Facets, too Many Clichés

Infantile, atypical or Asperger – for a long time, those have been the common downgrades of autism. But now, a new understanding of the congenital development disorder has established itself: Because no autistic person resembles the other and every one of them shows symptoms of a different strength, experts now rather talk about the autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Autism: Many Facets, too Many Clichés - Read more

 
 

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