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REHACARE 2018: Self-determined living

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

Fiona Anderson – That's how she rolls
As the name of her blog "Life of an ambitious turtle" suggests, Fiona Anderson does not let her disease slow her down. On the contrary: in addition to caring for her children, the British woman is also an active campaigner. Which person has influenced her most and why passion is important to her, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Sima Surkamp – That's how she rolls
Our society must finally live inclusion instead of just talking about it. Sima Surkamp demands this for the labour market as well as for the economy and politics. Who or what is also near and dear to her and which accessible vehicle she would like to own, she tells at REHACARE.com.
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Lisa Brockschmidt – That's how she rolls
Just going outside in shorts in summer. Lisa Brockschmidt didn't dare to do that for a long time because of her leg prostheses. Meanwhile she has found this courage. But why this required courage at all, she herself does not know. What she likes about other amputees, how she relates to her orthopaedic technician and who else is important to the 22-year-old, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
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Sascha Schrön – That's how he rolls
Sascha Schrön hates being patronized by others because of his disability. After all, he himself knows best what he can and cannot do. Why his head has prevented him from doing a parachute jump and why he admires inclusion activists, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
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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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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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Pediatric study analyzes dietary supplement trends among children with Down syndrome
New research published in The Journal of Pediatrics finds 49 percent out of 1,167 surveyed participants of parents of children with Down syndrome give or have given supplements to their children in an effort to improve their health outcomes.
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nTIDE June 2018 jobs report: downturn in jobs ends trend for Americans with disabilities
A modest downturn for June indicated the end of 26 consecutive months of job gains for American with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment - Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).
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'Skinny fat' in older adults may predict dementia, Alzheimer's risk
A new study has found that "skinny fat" - the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass - may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults.
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AI and radar technologies could help diabetics manage their disease
People with diabetes could be able to monitor their blood sugar without drawing blood using a system now being developed at the University of Waterloo.
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Low-cost prosthetic foot mimics natural walking
Prosthetic limb technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, giving amputees a range of bionic options. But such high-tech designs can cost tens of thousands of dollars, making them unattainable for many amputees, particularly in developing countries.
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Strategic classroom intervention can make big difference for autistic students
Special training for teachers may mean big results for students with autism spectrum disorder, according to Florida State University and Emory University researchers.
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Learning disabilities: Kids and families struggle beyond the academics
Most research on learning disabilities focuses on remediating specific academic skills like reading and math. But struggles at school and with homework can create an enormous amount of stress and anxiety for children and families, finds a study published June 4 in the Journal of Learning Disabilities.
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Personalized 'deep learning' equips robots for autism therapy
Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them - distinguishing a happy face from a fearful face, for instance. To remedy this, some therapists use a kid-friendly robot to demonstrate those emotions and to engage the children in imitating the emotions and responding to them in appropriate ways.
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Physical exercise improves the life quality of elderly people living in care homes
If the number of people over 65 currently accounts for 22 percent of the total population in the Basque Autonomous Community (region), predictions indicate that this percentage will rise to 30 percent by 2030. That is why it is important to promote healthy ageing, one of the main backbones of which is health and physical exercise.
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Two diabetes medications don't slow progression of type 2 diabetes in youth
In youth with impaired glucose tolerance or recent-onset type 2 diabetes, neither initial treatment with long-acting insulin followed by the drug metformin, nor metformin alone preserved the body's ability to make insulin, according to results published online June 25 in Diabetes Care.
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Wolturnus Fatbike wins Bicycle Brand Contest 2018
Each year, the German Design Council acknowledges excellent product and communication designs in the industry with the Bicycle Brand Contest. The contest comprises as total of 20 categories. We are...
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