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What makes other people actually happy in life? If you ever wondered, you have come to the right place. REHACARE.de talks with a variety of people about happiness, desires and life itself.

 
 

Leading an accessible and self-determined life in the quarter

[01/09/2014] The curb is too high, branches dim streetlights and there are barely any seating accommodations in the neighborhood. Our environment still has many large and small barriers that most fellow human beings only notice when they get older and usually when it directly applies to them. So-called living quarter design concepts address options to sustainably design living spaces.Leading an accessible and self-determined life in the quarter - Read more

Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D

Photo: Children reading a picture book [09/07/2014] A children's classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, "Goodnight Moon," has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado (CU) Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story – like the cow jumping over the moon – as it is read aloud.Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D - Read more

Lack of accessible tourism costing economy billions

Photo: Man in a wheelchair at a lake [07/07/2014] New research from the University of Surrey and commissioned by the European Commission, has found that the European tourism sector is missing out on up to 142 billion Euros every year due to poor infrastructure, services and attitudes towards travellers with special access needs.Lack of accessible tourism costing economy billions - Read more

Why aren't product designers considering activity trackers for older adults?

Photo: Man with glasses looking at a smartphone [20/06/2014] Commercially available activity-monitoring apps, Web sites, and wearable devices allow for easy self-management of health and wellness. This technology may be particularly helpful for older adults, who can improve their cognitive function through proper diet and exercise.Why aren't product designers considering activity trackers for older adults? - Read more

June 2014: Mobility for all

[02/06/2014] An inclusive society needs accessible mobility solutions. For people with disabilities such conditions are often not given. Whether local or longdistance traffic – spontaneous and independent travelling is often weary and complicated. What the status quo concerning mobility looks like in Germany and other countries, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month June: Mobility for all.June 2014: Mobility for all - Read more

Mobility is (not) a matter of course

[02/06/2014] Going by bus, train or using your own car? Many people, who want to be or have to be mobile, ask themselves this question. People with disabilities usually do not make this decision easily and rarely spontaneously. After all, every means of transportation has its drawbacks, when it comes to independent mobility. Here is a brief summary.Mobility is (not) a matter of course - Read more

Mobility: "Germany needs laws for inclusion and accessibility"

[02/06/2014] Quickly hopping on the underground or taking a taxi to get from A to B? For wheelchair users this is generally not possible without a great deal of planning – at least in Germany. But how are things in other countries?Mobility: "Germany needs laws for inclusion and accessibility" - Read more

Many European Banks Fail in the Accessibility of their Websites

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Young man using a tablet [07/03/2014] Researchers from the University of Oviedo (Spain) have analysed the websites of nearly 50 banks from the EU to check whether any user, even if disabled, has equal access. The results show that this right is not fulfilled in 74 percent of cases, and therefore they demand greater interest from financial entities in this technological and social problem.Many European Banks Fail in the Accessibility of their Websites - Read more

 
 

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