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"Kitchen and cooking are a bridge to inclusion"

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Volker Westermann holding a spoon [27/08/2015] Oftentimes, political questions lack a certain zest, a somewhat different kind of approach. Ever more frequently, this is also rumored to be the case for inclusion. Only a few people can disengage from such stubborn trains of thought. TV chef and host Volker Westermann is one of them. He spoke with REHACARE.com about inclusion found in cooking pots."Kitchen and cooking are a bridge to inclusion" - Read more

Building confidence helps people with MS have fuller lives

Photo: Man in a wheelchair in a shopping street [14/08/2015] The physical symptoms of weakness and fatigue from multiple sclerosis (MS) can rock a person's confidence and ability to engage in what he or she feels is important, from being a good parent and friend to taking up a hobby.Building confidence helps people with MS have fuller lives - Read more

How makerspaces can be more accessible to people with disabilities

Photo: People in an accessible makerspace [07/08/2015] Inside the University of Washington's CoMotion MakerSpace, students, faculty and staff use sewing machines to create anime convention costumes, 3-D print models for aeronautics research or make circuits for a custom-built amplifier. To ensure those spaces are truly inclusive, researchers have released new guidelines aimed at ensuring makerspaces are accessible to people with disabilities. How makerspaces can be more accessible to people with disabilities - Read more

Links between individual characteristics and disability employment gap

Photo: Woman and man looking at some sheets of paper [05/08/2015] Researchers have explored the characteristics of people with disabilities who have achieved success in the workplace. The gap was found to be smaller among women, married people and individuals with higher educational achievement. These findings can inform efforts to develop policies and practices that will narrow the persistent gap in employment between people with and without disabilities.Links between individual characteristics and disability employment gap - Read more

"Sailing is the most inclusive sport"

As a Paralympic discipline, sailing is being dropped. The decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to eliminate sailing from the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games is not just a bitter pill to swallow for athletes. The resolution is also going to have a long-term negative impact on this national and international recreational sport. "Sailing is the most inclusive sport" - Read more

Competitive sports with and without disabilities: Alone instead of together?

Is a prosthesis an advantage? Researchers at Bournemouth University in England try to answer this question and examine to what extent lower limb prosthetics represent a competitive advantage in joint competitions of athletes with and without disabilities. During the past few months, the "Markus Rehm case" has attracted a great deal of attention – and criticism in Germany.Competitive sports with and without disabilities: Alone instead of together? - Read more

Animal trauma therapist: "My dog taught me that emotional bonds do not have to hurt"

Not all disabilities are visible. Especially psychological disabilities are often being suppressed or not viewed as such. It is still widely unknown that an assistance dog can help with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other psychological disabilities for example.Animal trauma therapist: "My dog taught me that emotional bonds do not have to hurt" - Read more

Assistance: "A dog does not judge and takes people as they are"

Dogs are man’s best friend. VITA assistance dogs are even more than that: they are partners for (canine) life. Whether it’s emptying the washing machine or helping with social contacts – they assist wherever they can. And they do so unconditionally.Assistance: "A dog does not judge and takes people as they are" - Read more

Helping dogs: Animal assistance in everyday life

They pick up items, warn about dangerous situations or safely guide a person through traffic – assistance dogs for persons with various disabilities have many different duties and responsibilities.Helping dogs: Animal assistance in everyday life - Read more

Zero Project: For a world without barriers

Photo: Independent Living activists [29/06/2015] The Zero Project continues to be a success and has grown into an important world organization spreading good policy and practice for the rights of disabled people. Announcing the Zero Project call on education and ICT for 2016. Pass the word to make sure that the Independent Living movement contributes with good examples.Zero Project: For a world without barriers - Read more

 
 

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