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Virtual and inclusive - but also accessible?


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Avatars in a wheelchair are just a welcome announcement in the gaming scene so far. But also independent of this, more and more people with disabilities are becoming enthusiastic about the various games on consoles or computers. But how accessible is the gaming landscape currently at all? So we asked Felix Falk, the managing director of the German Association of Interactive Entertainment Software, for exactly this purpose.

Happy Holidays,

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team REHACARE.com

Graphic: 26 - 29 September 2018, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany

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"Computer and video games are a social and inclusive medium"

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Photo: Felix Falk; Copyright: BIU
Countless Let’s Play videos on YouTube show that gaming has become an integral part of society. Whether people use consoles, PCs, laptops, smartphones or tablets, you can play on almost any platform. But what about accessibility in the age of better and better graphics and increasingly interactive game design? REHACARE.com asked Felix Falk about the trends in the industry as it pertains to accessibility and inquired how games are also playing an increasingly important role in medicine.
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Philipp Schrenk – That's how he rolls

How we roll

Photo: Philipp Schrenk with an elephant; Copyright: Philipp Schrenk
Philipp Schrenk was always the only student or employee with a disability, both at school and when he started his career. But it worked out. Today, Schrenk really loves to travel and to offer other people orientation to accessible holiday destinations with his travel blog. Why his weaker self has kept him away from the Caribbean so far and what question he has for the health insurance companies, he tells on REHACARE.com.
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Of young and older siblings with or without a disability

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Photo: Two brothers talking to each other in the kitchen; Copyright: panthermedia.net/TarasMalyarevich
They vie for the affection and approval of their parents, they argue with each other and yet no other relationship is as close and able to endure as much as the bond between siblings. Regardless of whether it is a connection like the Klitschko or Gallagher brothers have, sibling relationships run deep and in the case of Liam and Noel can also withstand repeated disagreements. After all, the same blood flows through their veins. But what happens if your brother or sister is a person with a disability?
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