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Capjob helps job seekers with severe disabilities

Dear Sir or Madam,

"Not about us without us" – this is the principle of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. There are more and more projects and initiatives working with the concept of inclusion that want to put this principle into action. The team from consists of people with and without disabilities and is one example for this. asked Felix Hüning, the founder of the job portal, what job seekers with disabilities can expect from the portal.

Have a nice day,

Timo Roth
Editorial team

REHACARE Trade Fair with Congress & Forums
04 - 07 October 2017
Düsseldorf, Germany


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Certain OTC, less expensive hearing aids provide benefit similar to conventional hearing aid

A comparison between less-expensive, over-the-counter hearing assistance devices and a conventional hearing aid found that some of these devices were associated with improvements in hearing similar to the hearing aid, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Labor market: Inclusion is a long way from being a matter of course

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According to Article 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, people with disabilities are entitled to gain a living by work freely chosen in an accessible labor market on an equal basis with others. But does this actually reflect reality? Which efforts are made to create an inclusive labor market? And what are some of the problems?
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Research group focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

A multidisciplinary team of researchers is examining economic issues associated with providing transportation for the rural elderly and other socially disadvantaged populations.
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How cats and cows protect farm children from asthma

It is a known fact that microbes on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. But even non-microbial molecules can have a protective effect: Immunologists from the University of Zurich have shown that a sialic acid found in farm animals is effective against inflammation of lung tissue. This study opens up a wide variety of perspectives for the prevention of allergies.
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Christian Kenk - That's how he rolls

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Christian Kenk and Bernd Mann are best friends for 25 years now. Their deep friendship has often been smiled at or caused disapproval. But it never changed a thing between their relationship and so they came up with a book called: "Schwer behindert, leicht bekloppt" (Heavily disabled, slightly loco). What else is important to Christian Kenk besides friendship, he tells us at
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Personal assistance relationships are complex and need support, study finds

Personal assistance relationships are usually empowering and flexible for both employer and workers, but can become emotionally fraught and even wounded, according to a report launched recently.
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Capjob: "People with severe disabilities assist job seekers with severe disabilities"

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Photo: the Capjob-team: Asal-Rothenburger-Hüning; Copyright: Felix Hüning/Capjob
Modern and user-friendly: job seekers are able to indicate their type of disability on the employment portal and search for jobs that are right for them. Presently, the portal lists more than 50 companies that employ people with disabilities. The platform continues to grow and most notably also benefits from insider knowledge of its employees with severe disabilities.
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