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Culture Inclusive: a bridge between cultural enjoyment and inclusion

The cultural landscape is changing because inclusive services are becoming increasingly important. Until now, there was a lack of information to comprehensively implement the notion of inclusion. The Culture Inclusive project offers assistance: you can find information about inclusive cultural institutions on a cultural map that can be filtered by disability criteria. Culture Inclusive: a bridge between cultural enjoyment and inclusion - Read more

Linguists document Philadelphia 'accent' of American Sign Language

Photo: Sample of the program being used [09/12/2015] Jami Fisher, a lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Linguistics, has a long history with American Sign Language. Both of her parents and her brother are deaf, and now she's working on a project to document what they're calling the Philadelphia accent of this language.Linguists document Philadelphia 'accent' of American Sign Language - Read more

How sign language users learn intonation

Photo: Girl looking at sign language alphabet [05/10/2015] A language does not need to be spoken to have prosody: sign languages, such as American Sign Language (ASL), use movements, pauses and facial expressions to achieve the same goals. In a study appearing in the September 2015 issue of Language, three linguists look at intonation in ASL and find that native ASL signers learn intonation in much the same way that users of spoken languages do.How sign language users learn intonation - Read more

Poor access to primary care results in poorer health for deaf people

Photo: Girl and woman signing [09/02/2015] Deaf people who sign have poorer health than the general population, according to a study led by researchers from the School for Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, UK.Poor access to primary care results in poorer health for deaf people - Read more

Modern and mobile: Everyday helpers 2.0

Whether we want to know about the weather or health – today’s technology enables us to quickly get the desired information while we are on the go. The mobile helpers are called apps and depending on what we are looking for, provide us with different data. People with disabilities are also increasingly benefitting from these apps.Modern and mobile: Everyday helpers 2.0 - Read more

Signglasses system opens the universe to deaf students

Photo: Man wearing signglasses [30/05/2014] Ordinarily, deaf students are left in the dark when they visit a planetarium. With the lights off, they can't see the ASL interpreter who narrates their tour of outer space. With the lights on, they can't see the constellations of stars projected overhead. That's why a group at Brigham Young University (BYU) launched the "Signglasses" project.Signglasses system opens the universe to deaf students - Read more

Conference on Sign Language, Sustainable Development and Equal Opportunities

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[28/04/2014] Renowned scholars gather at the 29th and 30th April 2014 at Ghent University, Belgium, to examine the topics of Sign Language, Sustainable Development, and Equal Opportunities at an international conference.Conference on Sign Language, Sustainable Development and Equal Opportunities - 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

July 2012: Custom Fitted Aids

Telephones for elderly people, infuse-aids, prostheses – these and many other auxiliary means facilitate the life of many people, both in professional and private life. Often they have to be individually made or adapted depending on the type of disability and the personal needs. In our Topic of the Month July you learn more about “Custom Fitted Aids.”July 2012: Custom Fitted Aids - Read more

May 2012: Adventures in the Wheelchair

Climbing mountains, crossing oceans, getting to know exotic animals and different cultures or going houseboating on the German river Havel – who would not like to experience such exciting adventures? Almost everybody! Also for people with physical handicaps the world is opened up. In our Topic of the Month May we show you enterprising people and their Adventures in the Wheelchair.May 2012: Adventures in the Wheelchair - Read more

 
 

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