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REHACARE 2018: Self-determined living

Magazine: Year-round information portal on the topic of "Self-determined living"

M-Enabling Forum: "The best assistive technologies cannot be useful if our digital environment is not accessible"
Self-determined living needs accessibility. This does not only apply to step-free entrance for wheelchair users, but also for the digital environment. For example, when blind people surf the internet with a screen reader, they need web sites that are accessible. But reality often looks different. Reason enough for the M-Enabling Forum to focus on this topic at this year's REHACARE.
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TTC Wheel-Trans: Accessible transport for people with disabilities in Toronto
In Canada, the North Americans are far ahead of us Germans when it comes to accessibility. If you are a guest in Toronto, you not only have the possibility to travel with the usual public transport, but you can also opt for the 100 percent accessible alternative and use Wheel-Trans.
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"ichó brings people with and without dementia together and provides a way to share stories, experiences, and impressions."
Like the golden sphere in the fairy tale of the Frog King, ichó (Greek for echo) is meant to bring back lost motor skills and cognitive functions to people with dementia. The project of four former graduates of the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences aims to offer individual support through a person’s favorite music or fairy tale.
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"At the TUECHTIG coworking space, people with and without disabilities are working together – and not just next to each other"
Maximum flexibility to encourage ideas, effectively sharing office space: coworking spaces have become a part of many major cities. In 2017, Berlin featured about one hundred of them, but none of them were comprehensively accessible. That’s something Stefanie Trzecinski from KOPF, HAND + FUSS gGmbH wanted to change. That was the moment, the idea for "TUECHTIG – Raum für Inklusion" was born.
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"At FullAccess, the 'Accessibility All Areas' slogan says it all"
Two music enthusiasts were fed up with the lack of leisure activity choices and programs for people with disabilities. That’s why Christina Riedler and Martina Gollner decided to set up their own business with FullAccess and try to make concert promoters aware of people with disabilities as prospective customers and thus contribute to making society more tolerant.
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Sarah Alexander – That's how she rolls
Sarah Alexander has been passionate about writing for as long as she can remember. So, it was only quite logical that she started blogging a few years ago – about lifestyle and beauty topics as well as about her disability. Why she has such a positive attitude to life today and what role her grandmother plays in it, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Susanne Boehme – That's how she rolls
Walking despite a paralysis and being able to fly, although humans are not made to do so - for Susanne Boehme it is all just a question of imagination. Why the parachutist does not allow herself to be deprived of her sport and why there is hardly any increase to her previous life, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Shona Cobb – That's how she rolls
Today, the Internet enables many people to be heard. Also Shona Cobb got a voice through it. At the age of 14, the Brit started her blog. That was six years ago and her blog has grown with her ever since. Why disability rights campaigners inspire her and why the 20-year-old would like to be able to speak more in public, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Eva Papst – That's how she rolls
Digital accessibility is very important to Eva Papst. This is the only way for the blind Viennese to find her way around the Internet without any problems. That is why she has been working against digital barriers for almost 20 years now. Why she would also wish for a robot guide dog and what role she thinks blind people should play in thrillers, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Young drivers with autism spectrum disorder may need more time to learn basic driving skills
When first learning to drive, young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have more difficulty with basic driving skills compared to those with typical development (TD), reports a study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.
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Youth-R-Coach: A peer-to-peer program for young people living with chronic disease
The project Youth-R-Coach empowered young people to be 'experts-by-experience' and share their personal experiences to help other young people cope with chronic disease.
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The future of nutrition for the elderly
In 2050, the number of elderly people in Germany is expected to reach around 9.9 million. At the same time, the Federal Care Improvement Act is supporting the many elderly people who want to live in their own homes for as long as possible and to choose when and what to eat. Up to now, there was no data available on what the elderly expect from nutrition and nutritional care.
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Living with diabetes as young adult
A team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) report that teen and young adult (aged 14-24 years) with type 1 diabetes often experience stigma, which leads them to neglect treatment and tread dangerously close to suffering medical emergencies.
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Food allergies connected to children with autism spectrum disorder
A new study from the University of Iowa finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more than twice as likely to develop a food allergy than children who do not have ASD.
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American Sign Language and English language learners: New linguistic research supports the need for policy changes
A new study of the educational needs of students who are native users of American Sign Language (ASL) shows glaring disparities in their treatment by the U.S Department of Education. The article, "If you use ASL, should you study ESL? Limitations of a modality-b(i)ased policy", by Elena Koulidobrova, Marlon Kunze and Hannah Dostal will be published in the scholarly journal Language.
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Sex matters: Addressing the Alzheimer's disease research gap
To prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease, scientists need to better understand how the disease differs between women and men, according to a new paper. The paper states that more research is needed into sex differences in Alzheimer's disease to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for both women and men.
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Researchers change clinical practice for infants with diabetes
Infants with diabetes can drop insulin syringes. This will be new clinical practice after a recent study, now published in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Researchers from Bergen and Exeter have been leading the work, which causes children worldwide to replace insulin syringes with tablets.
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Older adults with asthma are happier when they have more say in their care
It's clear an increasing number of people want a say in their medical care. A new study shows older people with asthma are among those no longer content to say, "Up to you, Doc" and then wait to be told how to move forward with their care.
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Speech comprehension with a cochlear implant
Some cochlear implant recipients learn to understand speech exceedingly well while others struggle with speech comprehension difficulties. A novel hearing test shortly after implantation can accurately predict future speech recognition.
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Abram's Nation to debut at REHACARE
US Inventor’s First Time Attendance at International Trade Show Inventor, Founder, and President Rose Morris, and her company Abram’s Nation, winner of the U.S. Small Business...
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Conversation with SBA’s 2017 Exporter of the Year
Rose Morris is the ‘mompreneur’ behind The Safety Sleeper™, the winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2017 Exporter of the Year Award. Creating the product out of...
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First Canadian Pavilion ever at REHACARE
REHACARE 2017 First Canadian Pavilion ever at REHACARE Canada – Number 8 at the show The 40th REHACARE INTERNATIONAL will return to Düsseldorf from October 4 – 7, 2017.  The leading event will...
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New Limb Difference gripping aid launches from The Active Hands Company
The Active Hands Company is the go-to place for people with hand function disabilities.  Born out of Rob Smith’s frustration at his own poor hand function and strength, following his spinal...
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