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Project "Just4All" has been launched

28/11/2018

'Just4ll' is a project that aims at improving access to justice for people with disabilities through actions such as raising awareness and training of legal operators in the specific attention and needs to this group of citizens.
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Photo: An elderly lady in a wheelchair is led by her daughter through a large, light-flooded apartment; Copyright: panthermedia.net/halfpoint

"Major setback on the road to accessible housing: There are no clear guidelines"

01/10/2018

Moving – but where should you move to? That’s a question more and more people are asking themselves these days thanks to fierce competition in Germany’s housing market. The situation is even more intense and dire for people with disabilities because the country still has a long way to go on comprehensive accessible housing and urban development.
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Photo: A young father sits on the sofa with his son and plays a video game. He has put his feet on his wheelchair.; Copyright: panthermedia.net/ArturVerkhovetskiy

Accessible housing benefits everyone

01/10/2018

The right to housing and living in the community is a human right, which is also enshrined in Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). In it, the term "living independently" refers to self-determination and the choice of how and where people with disabilities want to live.
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Photo: A woman in a beach wheelchair; Copyright: Timo Hermann | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Tourism for All: "Traveling is not just about physical access"

19/07/2018

Tourism is for everybody. The aim of the British organisation Tourism for All is to make travel accessible. Whether travelers, policy makers or companies, Tourism for All wants to operate with and for everyone. REHACARE.com asked, how the attitude of companies and politicians towards people with disabilities has changed and what the European tourism market has to offer.
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Photo: Employees of the Arbitration Body: Anne Katrin Lutz, Dr. Rica Werner, Antje Halamoda and Sabine Tekir; Copyright: Die Hoffotografen GmbH

"The BGG Arbitration Body is a solid tool to file for rights violation complaint at no charge"

19/10/2017

The Federal Act on the Equalization of Disabled Persons (Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz), BGG, intends to ensure that people with disabilities don’t face discrimination. In December 2016, the BGG arbitration body was created. REHACARE.com checked with Anne Katrin Lutz and Dr. Rica Werner who can contact the staff in Berlin given applicable circumstances.
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