"Persons of short stature need to find their own kind of mobility"

Going to the movies at night or for a beer at the pub around the corner – participation as equal members of society is defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and many persons with disabilities view this as a given. In many areas of life, participation is also tied to mobility. Persons of short stature have very different approaches to this.


Photo: Silke Schönfleisch-Backofen

Silke Schönfleisch-Backofen; © Michel Arriens

Photo: Silke Schönfleisch-Backofen with her three-wheeler

With a flexible three-wheeler shopping is twice as fun; © private

Photo: Silke Schönfleisch-Backofen with her service dog

Her service dog Jack is, strictly speaking, also some kind of "mobility aid" for Silke Schönfleisch-Backofen; © Georg Mittelbach

Photo: Silke Schönfleisch-Backofen dancing

Mobility also means physical activity for Silke Schönfleisch-Backofen. Some years ago she discovered her passion for dancing; © Günter Holzleitner, Michaela Fessel

Photo: Nadine Lormis; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann