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UK: Disabled people appeal to the UN over Independent Living Fund closure

Photo: Logo of DPAC [13/04/2015] A complaint to the United Nations was launched on 25 March on behalf of disabled people in the UK whose rights have been breached by the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF). The ILF is high on the priority list for disabled people deciding how to vote at the forthcoming election. UK: Disabled people appeal to the UN over Independent Living Fund closure - Read more

Software development without barriers

Photo: Young man with visual impairment at the computer [08/04/2015] The demand for information technology experts is high – qualified applicants are wanted everywhere. The IT sector also offers good employment opportunities for instance in software development teams for persons with visual impairment. The Study Centre for the Visually Impaired (SZS) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will now improve the access to software development.Software development without barriers - Read more

"Many people underestimate the economic impact of accessible tourism in Europe"

There is a market for accessible travelling in Europe. Yet it only grows very slowly. But actually there is a huge demand, like a study has recently proved. So what do people with access needs really require? And what does the travel industry have to offer – already today and in future?"Many people underestimate the economic impact of accessible tourism in Europe" - Read more

Self-determined traveling with disabilities?!

What do people with disabilities experience when they plan their vacation? How well do they cope when they are traveling? And what exactly do they want? Questions upon questions. REHACARE.de asked around.Self-determined traveling with disabilities?! - Read more

Traveling with disabilities: Vacation without limits

You need to be mobile if you want to travel. A fact that also applies to persons with disabilities. Yet the choices for accessible travel are slim. Oftentimes things also don’t work out because of inadequate service and poorly trained staff. That’s why the Weitsprung travel agency in Marburg, Germany, made it their mission to make travel dreams come true for everyone.Traveling with disabilities: Vacation without limits - Read more

"Speech-to-text interpreters assist in equal access communication"

Photo: Birgit Nofftz using a mask for speech recognition There is an alternative for hearing impaired or deaf persons, who are not able to or don’t want to communicate with the help of sign language: so-called speech-to-text interpreters reproduce spoken words into a text format onto paper, computer monitors or screens. REHACARE.de inquired with the German Association of Speech-to-Text Interpreters and gained some insight into this profession."Speech-to-text interpreters assist in equal access communication" - Read more

Improving the lives of Europeans with intellectual disabilities

Photo: Lady Justice and a woman in the background [20/03/2015] Caged, abused, forcibly sterilised, ignored. These are not situations one would ever believe citizens of the European Union (EU) would live through in 2015. Still, it's the daily reality for some people with intellectual disabilities in one of the most economically developed parts of the world. Many more experience discrimination, segregation and the denial of fundamental rights throughout the EU.Improving the lives of Europeans with intellectual disabilities - Read more

New video "Special Proposal" for World Down Syndrome Day

Photo: Two people with Down Syndrome kissing [19/03/2015] Down Syndrome Australia is proud to announce the release of a new video produced for World Down Syndrome Day 2015.New video "Special Proposal" for World Down Syndrome Day - Read more

Inclusion: Better classrooms for children with disabilities

Photo: Three students in class, one of them in a wheelchair [09/03/2015] A pilot study in 51 North Carolina classrooms shows the effectiveness of a new measure in assessing the quality of practices in inclusive preschools. Not only is the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) a reliable instrument, researchers say it also reveals the types of inclusive settings that may be best serving preschoolers with disabilities.Inclusion: Better classrooms for children with disabilities - Read more

Woman with learning disability calls for UK businesses to employ more disabled people

Photo: Woman with learning disability using a laptop [06/03/2015] Last week, Ciara Lawrence who has a learning disability and is a campaigns assistant at Mencap, delivered a presentation at the government’s Learning Disability Confident Event in the Houses of Parliament.Woman with learning disability calls for UK businesses to employ more disabled people - Read more

 
 

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