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Photo: A camera man filming a game of the wheelchair basketball championship 2018 in Hamburg; Copyright: Andi Weiland | www.gesellschaftsbilder.de

Transforming Lives: London 2012 employment legacy

17/12/2018

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and United Nations Human Rights Office have launched the first of three short films focusing on the employment legacies left by the London 2012 Paralympic Games as part of its "Transforming Lives Makes Sense for Everyone" campaign.
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Photo: Elderly business woman working at her desk; Copyright: panthermedia.net/IgorTishenko

State pension age increase causing huge uncertainty for older workers, especially females

10/12/2018

The alignment of state pension ages for women and men – while in some senses a milestone for gender equality – has created very real difficulties for those who will now not receive their State Pension when they had originally expected to.
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Photo: Girl with trisomy 21 looking at a globe; Copyright: panthermedia.net/AllaSerebrina

December 2018: Inclusion: Best practice examples from all over the world

03/12/2018

It is always worth looking beyond one's own nose – this also applies to inclusion. Now that the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has been signed by more than 160 states and the European Union, the changes and progress made in the individual countries are still different, but nevertheless revealing.
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Photo: Chiara Dickmann und Helen van Ravenstein; Copyright: Tobias Koch | www.tobiaskoch.net

Leicht. Bewerben.: "Simple Language can break down online barriers and communicate content so everyone can understand"

22/11/2018

Writing an informative job application can be hard but it’s crucial if you want to find a job. Especially young people with learning disabilities often struggle with this feat. That’s why the KulturLife non-profit organization has launched the "Leicht. Bewerben" project (English: Applying. Made Simple).
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November 2018: Inclusion in professional life and education

01/11/2018

In the Topic of the Month November REHACARE.com focuses this time on professional life and education. Learn more about positive examples from the school desk to the job, a project that has successfully accompanied young people with disabilities through their vocational training, as well as a prospective carpenter in a wheelchair and a deaf pastor.
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Photo: A letter from the Federal Employment Agency; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Education and work: Inclusion still a foreign concept

01/11/2018

A solid, average career in Germany includes education, an apprenticeship or university studies and ultimately, a job. Articles 24 and 27 of the UN CRPD enshrine access to an inclusive education and the right to work. So how come people with disabilities often have to fight for this right in Germany? And having said that, what are some encouraging aspects in this setting?
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Photo: The back of a wheelchair with a poster saying:

Inclusion in professional life and education

01/11/2018

In the Topic of the Month November REHACARE.com focuses this time on professional life and education. Learn more about positive examples from the school desk to the job, a project that has successfully accompanied young people with disabilities through their vocational training, as well as a prospective carpenter in a wheelchair and a deaf pastor.
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Photo: Wheelchair user David Völzmann at work in a carpentry workshop; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Inclusion in practice: On the right career path

01/11/2018

Choosing a career is a deeply personal and intimate decision. Yet this path is also shaped by many external factors. If you are a person in a wheelchair of if you are deaf, accessing the primary labor market might not be an easy feat. But it’s definitely possible. David Völzmann and Felizitas Böcher show us how they did it.
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Photo: A trainee with visual impairment at the computer at her workplace; Copyright: !nkA

The !nkA project: "Vocational schools lack inclusion experience"

01/11/2018

Germany needs more inclusive apprenticeship opportunities. That’s something all stakeholders of the recently completed "Inclusive vocational training of young people with and without disabilities" project – !NkA – agree on. After all, young people with disabilities are far too often underestimated. Nearly 40 adolescents were able to unleash their full potential within the scope of the project.
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Photo: Stefanie Trzecinski; Copyright: Johannes Franke

"At the TUECHTIG coworking space, people with and without disabilities are working together – and not just next to each other"

22/03/2018

Maximum flexibility to encourage ideas, effectively sharing office space: coworking spaces have become a part of many major cities. In 2017, Berlin featured about one hundred of them, but none of them were comprehensively accessible. That’s something Stefanie Trzecinski from KOPF, HAND + FUSS gGmbH wanted to change. That was the moment, the idea for "TUECHTIG – Raum für Inklusion" was born.
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Photo: Patrick Dohmen in the LernLaden; Copyright: WDR/EUKOBA

Accessibility: "We need a shift in awareness in the retail sector"

22/12/2016

Shopping with a disability is no easy feat: almost every store is not accessible. But what does accessibility in retail actually mean? REHACARE.com spoke with Patrick Dohmen of the EUKOBA Association about the idea behind the LernLaden (English: Learning Store) and the awareness and sensitization project for retailers, employees and apprentices.
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Photo: Carer holds the hand of a patient; Copyright: panthermedia.net/michaeljung

Concept for caregiver workload relief: "Empathy is a fundamental part of being human"

15/09/2016

Caregivers encounter many different emotions in their jobs. Patients are in pain, have questions about their own mortality or they pass away. The empathy-based relief concept empCARE was founded to better handle these emotional experiences. With the help of training courses, caregivers are taught to learn how to prevent an empathic emotional overreaction.
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Photo: meeting in the PIKSL Lab

"PIKSL focuses on the removal of digital barriers"

26/01/2016

Digital transformation does not only cause problems for persons with disabilities. Companies are also facing digital barriers they need to overcome. The PIKSL Lab makes digital inclusion its priority: together, individuals with and without disabilities work on removing digital barriers. In this interview with REHACARE.de, Project Manager Tobias Marczinzik explains the PIKSL concept.
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