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"hemdless is not just meant to represent disability fashion, but to also involve our society as a whole"
[15/01/2015] Shirtless. That’s the translation for the project name hemdless. It alludes to the fact that people affected by trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) usually have a hard time finding clothes that fit. Young designers Lisa Polk and Christian Schinnerl didn’t want to leave it at that. REHACARE.de spoke with both of them about the benefit of angled buttonholes and the "6th Shirt"."hemdless is not just meant to represent disability fashion, but to also involve our society as a whole" - Read more
[12/01/2015] In October 2014, the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), in cooperation with the Centre for Independent Living Sofia (Bulgaria) and RUSIHAK (Turkey) started a 15-month long project aimed at promoting the right to independent living in Turkey. The project is co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey, under the Civil Society Dialogue scheme.Promoting the right to independent living of people with disabilities in Turkey - Read more
[05/01/2015] Aesthetic fashion garments for people with disabilities is still a niche market. This is why a European network wants to make sure that manufacturers, researchers and the target audience itself work together on developing intelligent and affordable solutions in an interdisciplinary and cross-industry fashion. Aesthetics and functionality are intended to be equally connected and enrich the market."So far, there is no lobby in fashion for people with disabilities" - Read more
[05/01/2015] Whether it is classy or casual, plain or flashy – people are not just expressing their current disposition, but also their personality with their clothes. The choices on the market are many, since it typically offers something for everybody. But is this also true for people with disabilities? What do they expect from today’s fashion?Inclusion in the closet: Fashion for all - Read more
[05/01/2015] Supply and demand determine markets – this also applies to the fashion industry. In theory, it is supposed to be. Yet a look at fashion for people with disabilities quickly reveals that many needs of physically impaired customers are not being addressed and met. Now more and more designers want to change this.New incentives: Fashion for people with disabilities - Read more
[18/12/2014] People with dementia suddenly remember entire verses from a poem they learned during their childhood. Pauline Füg and Henrikje Stanze experience this frequently when they recite well-known poems in an animated and passionate way. This type of therapy is called DemenzPoesie in German, which stimulates memory. REHACARE.de spoke with its developers about a feeling for language that is not forgotten.Dementia Poetry: "When we are retirees, we might recite hip-hop or rap texts" - Read more
[08/12/2014] Employment and accessibility consisted the main focus of this year’s conference for the European Day of Persons with Disabilities, organised by the European Commission and the European Disability Forum. The conference took place on 2-3 December 2014 bringing together persons with disabilities, their representative organisations, EU policy makers, service providers, trade unions and employers.Employment and accessibility in focus of European Day of Persons with Disabilities - Read more
[01/12/2014] The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities demands an inclusive society. Its implementation however is not solely the duty of the government. People with disabilities also want to be more actively involved and represent their interests in panels or committees. This is how self-help makes its voice heard today.Political commitment to inclusion – Self-help 2014 - Read more