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"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

"Inclusive housing is possible"

Accessible construction plays an important role in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Exclusionary solutions are not accepted. Instead, there are requirements for aesthetics and simultaneous functionality and self-determination. Yet they have only made their way into construction practices in a limited fashion."Inclusive housing is possible" - Read more

A different perspective on accessible construction

Is the access ramp too steep? Does two centimeters really make a difference when it comes to a threshold? Architects and city planners are always confronted with these types of questions. If they don’t have any disabilities themselves, they tend to quickly render the wrong verdict. This is why construction decision makers, who can assess barriers based on their own experience, are in great demand.A different perspective on accessible construction - Read more

Accessible construction in the public domain

Whether people with or without disabilities, whether young or old – buildings with accessibility provide benefits for everyone in society. But reality is different. The argument accessible construction is too expensive is often put on the table, but it partially reflects the truth. When accessibility is taken into account in construction from the beginning, there are barely any additional costs.Accessible construction in the public domain - Read more

Human rights worldwide - On the road in the name of inclusion

In Germany, people with disabilities fight for the improvement of services and participation. But in many other countries it’s all about bare survival. That is one of the conclusions Dennis Klein made when he met people with disabilities worldwide.Human rights worldwide - On the road in the name of inclusion - Read more

Accessibility and independent living come to Armenia

Photo: Accessible city bus in Armenia [25/02/2015] Independent Living activists celebrate a significant success in the capital city of Armenia. February 20, 2015, was the day when the first ten accessible city buses started running in Yerevan.Accessibility and independent living come to Armenia - Read more

 
 

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