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Here you will find an overview of all videos & background reports about the latest topics.

 
 

"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

Inclusion, of course, means being a part of something - also visually

In the future children with handicap shall be a natural part of the class community in mainstream schools. This social change is necessary and was long overdue. Aids and appliances make it easier for these children to compensate for their disability. They are intended to serve and support them in utilising their full potential and develop their abilities. Inclusion, of course, means being a part of something - also visually - Read more

"So far, there are only few texts in Plain Language"

Photo: Board of the German Netzwerk Leichte Sprache The German language is difficult to learn. People with learning difficulties in particular are not able to understand many texts, because they are complicated in their grammatical construction and wording. Plain language is accessible and is supposed to help people with learning disabilities to live a self-determined life. REHACARE.de talked to the German Netzwerk Leichte Sprache."So far, there are only few texts in Plain Language" - Read more

Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion

Photo: Pupils in class [04/08/2014] The secret to boosting the language skills of preschoolers with disabilities may be to put them in classrooms with typically developing peers, a new study finds. Researchers found that the average language skills of a child's classmates in the fall significantly predicted the child's language skills in the spring – especially for children with disabilities.Children with disabilities benefit from classroom inclusion - Read more

Inclusion worldwide: Documentary film about people with disability

Photo: Little girl with one leg and crutches [30/07/2014] 16 countries, 16 projects, 20 life stories of people who live with a disability. Dennis Klein traveled around the world on the trail of the UN convention. He focused a critical view on inclusion and human rights in the whole world. During the REHACARE 2014 Dennis Klein will present his documentary film "Despite everything being Man" in which he gives a voice to people with disability. Inclusion worldwide: Documentary film about people with disability - Read more

"Diversity, the presence of variety is the new normal"

Photo: Reinhard Schneider Whether you are young or old, have a disability or dementia – sports can contribute a lot to your general well-being. Respective organizations combine programs and activities and provide competent contacts. REHACARE.de spoke with Reinhard Schneider, Chairman of the Disabled Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, about sports and inclusion."Diversity, the presence of variety is the new normal" - Read more

"Adult siblings sooner or later ask the same questions"

Photo: Sascha Velten with his brother Marcel For Sascha Velten, one thing went without saying even when he was a child: as a result of cerebral palsy and tetra spasticity, his younger brother Marcel garnered special attention in their family. Today, the former child sibling Sascha has grown up and together with other like-minded people now offers other adult siblings the chance to exchange views and support one another."Adult siblings sooner or later ask the same questions" - Read more