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"People are not disabled, but are made disabled by social structures"

One year, 17 countries and five continents. Dennis Klein, a German high school teacher, who has been interested in the subject of inclusion since his early youth, has returned from his trip around the world. At REHACARE 2014, he now presents a documentary in which he gives people with disabilities from different countries a voice."People are not disabled, but are made disabled by social structures" - Read more

REHACARE Forum: Inclusion and participation – Status Quo in Germany

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[26/09/2014] Today, many people with disabilities in Germany are still being excluded. The current German government has issued objectives for an inclusive society in its coalition agreement. Yet what about their implementation? The REHACARE Forum "Inclusion and Participation" focuses on this question on Friday, September 26, 2014.REHACARE Forum: Inclusion and participation – Status Quo in Germany - Read more

Riding across the REHACARE on three wheels

He is an old hand in the Sports Center: since 2009, Hans-Peter Durst has been visiting the REHACARE on a regular basis and introducing visitors to his type of sport. After his accident in 1994, the three-wheeler initially was just a means to an end to stay in touch. But then his competitive spirit awakened. Riding across the REHACARE on three wheels - Read more

Information on labor force participation with REHADAT

People with disabilities should be part of the primary labor market. However, many employers don’t know how they can make a workplace assessable for a disabled person. This is why REHADAT provides bundled information on the topic. At REHACARE 2014, visitors can get a good first impression on-site in the Focal Park "People with disabilities at work" focal park in Hall 3.Information on labor force participation with REHADAT - Read more

"Buzzwords like 'disability' or 'reduced performance' are no longer relevant in daily work"

Social enterprises provide jobs for people with disabilities, who have a hard time competing in the regular labor market. The inclusive landscaping service ecoverde showcases its work in the Focal Park "People with disabilities at work" at REHACARE 2014 in Hall 3. In the interview with REHACARE Dirk Binnewies talks about the potential of inclusion in the free economy. "Buzzwords like 'disability' or 'reduced performance' are no longer relevant in daily work" - Read more

MapAbility: Guide to European universities’ accessibility

Photo: Student in a wheelchair [24/09/2014] The Erasmus Student Network is celebrating the launch of MapAbility platform, an online map designed to inform disabled students about the accessibility level of European Higher Education Institutions.MapAbility: Guide to European universities’ accessibility - Read more

Neighborhood development concepts – Leading a self-determined life in social proximity

Many people with or without disabilities want to live in their familiar surroundings. So-called "neighborhood developments" can be a possible solution. This is why the 2014 REHACARE Congress is titled "Urban development – EVERYONE enjoying life to the fullest". REHACARE.de spoke with three of the contributors about current developments and life in the neighborhood development.Neighborhood development concepts – Leading a self-determined life in social proximity - Read more

"The new icon places the person in the foreground, not the wheelchair"

Photo: Sara Hendren A wheelchair user in white on a blue ground – this symbol for accessible places is well-known worldwide. But many people with disabilities cannot identify with the wheelchair user who sits there in a passive way. That’s why the Accessible Icon Project developed a more dynamic symbol to reduce barriers and stereotypes in the heads of the people."The new icon places the person in the foreground, not the wheelchair" - Read more

"Living together in Schammatdorf is as colorful and multifaceted as our society"

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[01/09/2014] There are many concepts for togetherness and leading a self-determined life. Many of them are still in theory, but several of them are already a reality – like the Schammatdorf in Trier, Germany, for instance. Young and old as well as people with and without disabilities live together in this venue. Differences are irrelevant in this well-connected neighborhood."Living together in Schammatdorf is as colorful and multifaceted as our society" - Read more

 
 

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