Jan-Oliver Wülfing – That's how he rolls

06/14/2017

Jan-Oliver Wülfing wants to influence his personal assistants in the long run: with being more open-minded or more aware of accessibility. As a federal disability commissioner, he would make everything more inclusive. In the movie about his life things would be heating up – instead of tearjerker a bank would be robbed. What kind of role dancing also plays in his life, he tells us at REHACARE.com.
Photo: Jan-Oliver Wülfing; Copyright: private

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Name: Jan-Oliver Wülfing
Age:
40
City: Königsbrunn, Germany
Occupation: scientific assistant, doctoral thesis on the topic "What are the characteristics of prosodic speech synthesis for people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication"
Impairment: athetosis, dysarthtrie

 

When did you last laugh heartily and what about?

Jan-Oliver Wülfing: Recently at the Cabaret of the "Augsburger Puppenkiste"

What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?

Jan-Oliver Wülfing: For me as an E-wheelchair user, it is understandable not to be attractive for women, but at the same time it is sad.

Which person has influenced you most? And why?

Jan-Oliver Wülfing: My mentor at the Fraunhofer Society, because he encourages me to go over hedge and ditch.

Photo: Jan-Oliver Wülfing; Copyright: private

Jan-Oliver Wülfing is currently doing a doctor's degree on the topic “What are the characteristics of prosodic speech synthesis for people who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication"; © private

You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled in your country. What would you do first?

Jan-Oliver Wülfing: 10 percent of all parliamentarians must have an impairment.

Your life is made into a film: Who would represent you?

Jan-Oliver Wülfing: I cannot name a person, but he/she should have a caliber of a Quentin Tarantino. I do not like these hackneyed disabled-love-problems tearjerkers. How about a casual bank robbery?

I would like to be ...

Jan-Oliver Wülfing: a ballet dancer.

Which questions would you like answered the most?

Jan-Oliver Wülfing: Why do scientists, who have to deal with impaired persons in their research area, distance themselves to the impaired scientific board?

What I finally want to say?

Jan-Oliver Wülfing: Don´t walk, dance.