A gold medal is probably the best possible confirmation of any physical and mental performance one could get – the same applies to, or especially is true for the Paralympics. The German Paralympics track team was like a kind of dream team, they were called the team of the century and accordingly, the expectations were high.
A forest can be cleared quickly using the right kind of equipment – if you only have one chainsaw it takes a little bit longer. In a wheelchair the lumberjack would not even get to the first tree. At the REHACARE in Düsseldorf, companies are demonstrating how to solve this problem. Back into the job after having an accident with consequences – and we’re not only talking about desk jobs here.
Inclusion is the goal of politics and society – meaning the possibility for every single disabled person to take part in everyday life. Fear, reservations and concerns do exist – but there are also enthusiastic employers and showcase projects – as well as real success stories.