Getting into a dialogue with people - meanwhile Jahn Graf has made this his professional task: On his YouTube channel "Jahn's Rolling World" he meets people with and without disabilities. His aim is to break down barriers in people's minds. Why the dialogue as communication form is so important to him and what he would like to be, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
Photo: Martina Gollner; Copyright: Martina Gollner
Founding a company is a hard step for many people. Martina Gollner simply dared it. The woman living in Vienna, Austria, does not feel comfortable with being dependent on others and enjoys the freedom of not having to. Why she moved from her home village in Styria to the Austrian capital and why the opportunity to help shape also means responsibility, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
Photo: Paola Klokler in a wheelchair basketball game while Rio 2016; Copyright: private
When asked about her qualities, Paola Klokler answers with stubbornness, she doesn't give up easily and being hyperactive. The number 14 of the Brazilian national team in wheelchair basketball always tries to improve herself and approach perfection. Why she wants to go on a sightseeing tour, even though she has already traveled a lot, she tells us at REHACARE.com.
Photo: An accessible bus for the transport of people with disabilities. The hydraulic ramp is on the ground; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Valeriy_Al
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.
Photo: An elderly woman catches ichó. The ball starts to glow in red-orange colors.; Copyright: ichó systems - icho-systems.de
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.
Photo: Stefanie Trzecinski; Copyright: Johannes Franke
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.
Over 65s say they would find technology to help them take their medications helpful, but need the technology to be familiar, accessible and easy to use, according to research by Queen Mary University of London and University of Cambridge.
With 13 weeks to go before the 2018 World Para Athletics European Championships, many of the region’s top Para athletes underlined their medal-winning potential with impressive performances at the 13th International Meeting Kern Pharma in L'Hospitalet, Spain, two weeks ago.
Playing with an imaginary companion (IC) helps children learn essential social skills such as empathy with other people. It is often believed that autistic youngsters are incapable of creating pretend play pals - a further hindrance to their development of emotional understanding.
The European Independent Living Day is celebrated by disabled people, their families and friends across Europe. It is an opportunity to raise awareness about the right of all disabled people to live independently and to be included in the community, the many barriers disabled people face in their everyday lives and the increasingly difficult situation in many European countries.
A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the estimated percentage of 8-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States.