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Experts, celebreties, subjects - they all are talking to REHACARE.de and give their opinion on topics concerned with politics, work or life itself.

 
 

Inclusion International: „An Inclusive World Is only Likely, if the System Changes“

Does inclusion happen in New Zealand? How are physically impaired people treated in Cambodia? And what role does physical impairment play in Vietnamese families? German middle school teacher Dennis Klein deals with questions like these on his trip around the world. Sailing under the flag of inclusion, he plans to visit 20 countries.Inclusion International: „An Inclusive World Is only Likely, if the System Changes“ - Read more

Improving Public Transportation for People with Disabilities

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Photo: Wheelchair in a subway [30/10/2013] Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, are collaborating on a five-year, $4.6 million federally funded project to advance physical access and public transportation for people with disabilities by bringing together computer science technology and the principles of universal design.Improving Public Transportation for People with Disabilities - Read more

Tourism for All: „We Want to Found a Nationwide Uniform Test Seal”

Whether beach or culture – vacation is for relaxing and recovering. That’s why you want to avoid needless uproar because of missing accessibility on site. In order to make it possible for vacationers to know in advance what they can expect at their destination, the National Coordination Office Tourism for All (NatKo) has invented a new test seal.Tourism for All: „We Want to Found a Nationwide Uniform Test Seal” - Read more

June 2013: A Look Beyond the Horizon

Horses in the jungle? Sea stars in Turkey? Exemplary projects for people with disabilities abroad sometimes go apparently unusual ways. What they can achieve for the particular population by doing so, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month June: For REHACARE.de has A Look Beyond the Horizon.June 2013: A Look Beyond the Horizon - Read more

Ecuador for All: German Women Power Makes it Possible

Over 13 percent of Ecuadors population are officially registered with a disability. But the estimated number of unreported cases is much higher. Especially the bad healthcare system and a lack of information are to blame for this. But two German women are undeterred by the conditions and commit themselves to hippotherapy and accessible vacation offers in the land at the equator.Ecuador for All: German Women Power Makes it Possible - Read more

Over Hedge and Ditch: Wheelchair Travelling Abroad

When wheelchair users travel, they want to be far away more and more. By now, this is possible in many countries because they are widely accessible. But Andreas Pröve does not need any accessibility. On his journeys he prefers looking for the real big challenges.Over Hedge and Ditch: Wheelchair Travelling Abroad - Read more

March 2013: Accessibility and Mobility

On the way to work or during a vacation – particularly wheelchair users feel often confronted with numerous obstacles in the public long-distance and local traffic. To what extent travel assistants can help and how accessible bus and train really are, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month March: Accessibility and Mobility.March 2013: Accessibility and Mobility - Read more

Experiencing the World – without Barriers

Curbsides, pebble ways or prone sidewalks – these obstacles can spoil the holiday mood of wheelchair drivers everywhere in the world. But it does not have to be like that. A good planning and maybe even trained company help.Experiencing the World – without Barriers - Read more

Obligation of Transport Must Be Established by Law

Bus and train bring many people from A to B – fast and easy on the environment. However, the public means of transportation keep on hand some incommodities for people with disabilities. That’s why different working groups and institutes exert themselves for more accessibility in public local traffic.Obligation of Transport Must Be Established by Law - Read more

Fighting at Many Fronts

If on a battlefield the opponents attack from all sides, the fight seems hopeless. Like this battle a mother has been fighting for her multi-handicapped daughter for many years. However, she will certainly not give up! Fighting at Many Fronts - Read more

Inaccessible Kiosks: Airline Discriminates Blind Passengers

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[08/11/2010] United uses airport kiosks that employ touchscreen technology in a manner such that they cannot be used by blind passengers. Inaccessible Kiosks: Airline Discriminates Blind Passengers - Read more

Older Drivers Often Involved in Daytime Crashes

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[19/05/2010] To help improve traffic safety, engineers identified the characteristics of older drivers in Kansas and the types of crashes they are involved in.Older Drivers Often Involved in Daytime Crashes - Read more

Elderly at Risk of Elevator-Related Injuries

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[26/02/2010] Older adults are more likely to use elevators than stairs or escalators. While elevators are one of the safest forms of transportation, they can pose a real danger for the aging population.Elderly at Risk of Elevator-Related Injuries - Read more

Petition: Safe Airplanes for Travellers with Disabilities

[16/10/2009] The Association for Airline Passenger Rights endorsed a petition for wheelchair accessibility on airplanes. Petition: Safe Airplanes for Travellers with Disabilities - Read more

Great British Bus Tour

[29/06/2009] Daring Clive Bailey and James Skinner have finished a trip of a lifetime by travelling the length of mainland Britain between the iconic points of Land End to John O’Groats. Great British Bus Tour - Read more

Accessible Travel

Whatever your plans are for this year's vacation - there are still obstacles and difficulties to conquer when travelling with a disability. We list interesting resources for handicapped travellers. Accessible Travel - Read more

Adventure Travel in a Wheelchair by Andreas Pröve

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[07/10/2008] Since a traffic accident in 1981 with the diagnosis of paraplegia, his life in full of adventure. On countless trips through almost all continents, he examines the boundaries of the feasible. Its...Adventure Travel in a Wheelchair by Andreas Pröve - Read more

Improving Transport Systems for Older People’s Needs

[19/09/2008] A new study has pinpointed how simple, low-cost measures could revolutionise older people’s ability to use transport systems effectively, safely and with confidence. Improving Transport Systems for Older People’s Needs - Read more

Barrier-free Travel by Plane regulated

[28/07/2008] New rules entered into force to offer the disabled and the elderly access to air transport comparable to that of the other passengers flying from airports in the European Union.Barrier-free Travel by Plane regulated - Read more

Only Some Pounds Could Improve Quality of Life

[18/01/2008] Millions of older people haven't had a holiday for five years, new survey finds.Only Some Pounds Could Improve Quality of Life - Read more

Sports Associations

Looking for information on leagues, results and events in handicapped sports? Our list of national and international organisations for handicapped athletes is a good starting point. Sports Associations - Read more

Accessible Hotels: Not just for, but Run by People with a Disability

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[01/03/2004] Accessible hotels offer handicapped people a great opportunity to relax and rest. Or to work. For example at the Stadthaushotel in Hamburg, where disabled employees provide a three star service for nearly ten years now.Accessible Hotels: Not just for, but Run by People with a Disability - Read more

Tourism: Accessibility Pays!

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[01/03/2004] A lack of accessibility in hotels and restaurants is not just annoying for disabled travellers, but handicaps the economy as well: In Germany alone, 5 billion Euros could be gained by barrier-free tourism, equalling a total of 90.000 new jobs.Tourism: Accessibility Pays! - Read more

Agreements Signed for Paralympic Family Hotels

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[01/12/2003] The Athenaeum Intercontinental and the Ledra Marriott are the official hotels for the ATHENS 2004 Paralympic Games.Agreements Signed for Paralympic Family Hotels - Read more

 
 
 
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