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There is a demand for inclusive concepts in cultural landscape. While the people’s need for this is getting bigger and bigger, the offerings can only partly satisfy the demands. Find out which projects concerning cultural inclusion are already successful and might be pointing in the right direction for follow-up projects – in our Topic of the Month January: Arts and culture for everybody.
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More quality in old age is not only ensured by good counseling when it comes to specific questions. Also the right auxiliary means for safer mobility as well as a living surrounding adapted to one’s own needs play an important role. You will get to know more about these aspects in our Topic of the Month February: Self-determined living in old age.
What induces a deaf German man to actually fight for deaf people in North Korea? And how does a student of short stature experience her stay abroad in an Italian university? Take a look with us over the rim of the tea cup and get to know in our Topic of the Month March what moves people with disabilities worldwide.
Whether food or clothes - everybody has to go shopping. But in many stores people with different disabilities cannot make their purchases independently and unconditionally. And also online shopping is not an accessible alternative for everybody. Get to know more in our current Topic of the Month April: Accessible retail.
Whether family vacation or a weekend trip - those who travel have to think about many things in advance, at least when they have to rely on accessibility. What kind of special auxiliary means tourism has to offer, what the status quo of the industry sector looks like and what a young wheelchair user experienced when she travels, you get to know in the Topic of the Month May: Accessible traveling.
This year there are two big sport events for people with disabilities: the German Special Olympics in June and the international Paralympics in September. Which sport event is often forgotten, which types of sport have an inclusive approach and what kind of goals Christiane Reppe goes for in Rio, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month June: Athletic competitions.
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Whether bus or train, whether car or plane – there are many means of transport that bring us to our destination. But what about accessibility? What kind of offers can people with disabilities use just like that? And what kind of special solutions do exist for them? Find out more in our Topic of the Month July: Mobility.
Because of demographic change the care sector will be in need of junior employees. In order to get them more interested in this job, there will be a vocational training reform in care for Germany. But also experienced care staff has several possibilities for further qualification. Get to know more in our Topic of the Month August: Advanced training in care.
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Auxiliary means are indispensable for people with disabilities: They replace essential functions, support them and take the pressure of the people. This applies to adults as well as adolescents and children. Auxiliary means such as gripping and eating aids or wheelchairs can help them to participate in life in a self-determined and autonomous way. Get to know more in our Topic of the Month September: Auxiliary means for anyone.
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Living a self-determined life in an inclusive society is an established human right, according to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN-CRPD). With the ratification of the UN-CRPD the countries commit themselves to adjust their political legislation to the fundamental principles of the UN convention. But what does it really look like? Get to know more in the Topic of the Month October: Politics and legal issues.
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In a lot of countries, joint lessons of children with and without disabilities are still a reason for discussions among teachers and parents. And in Germany, there is an obligation by law to hire severely disabled people, according to the size of the company. But 95 percent of the employers ransom themselves from this obligation. Reason enough to have a look for alternatives. Read more in the Topic of the Month November: Inclusion in profession and education.
Whether in politics or in private matters – people with disabilities know best what is important to them and what they need for a self-determined life. That’s why it should be a matter of course that an autistic person gives lectures about autism or people with trisomy 21 organize an exhibition about this topic. In our Topic of the Month December REHACARE.com introduces you to some experts for their own cause.