What makes you laugh?
Eva Vos: I like humor, for example the way Heinz Erhardt loved to joke. I like to write poems myself and every now and then a cheeky saying comes over my lips. I'm laughing at myself, too. I may be the only one who laughs. But that doesn't matter, because humor is always a great thing.
What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?
Eva Vos: Travelling the world, yes, I wouldn't dare. I have not yet come beyond Europe. I have respect for long flights and being abroad. I don't know why and I hope that one day I will be able to transform this fear into courage and the joy of discovery. There's so much to experience.
Which person has influenced you most? And why?
Eva Vos: I would say my father. When I was a child, I wanted to be like him. Then again, I did not want to be. But I always wanted to make him proud. Did I succeed? Today it is my husband and my children.
You have the chance to become the Commissioner for the Disabled in your country. What would you do first?
Eva Vos: Much has already been done for disabled people, and we must acknowledge that. But it may still be a little bit more.
I used to go to comprehensive school. It was equipped with an elevator and ramps and so on, so it was accessible. A girl who sat in a wheelchair was in my class as well. She was one like everyone else and, of course, she was one of us. Apart from the fact that we learned to deal naturally with people with disabilities, it was quite normal for her to be there.
Moreover, "Accessibility in schools" would not only be beneficial for pupils. Because if I want to go to my children's school for the Parents' Talk Day, I have to climb many steps.
But it is not only in schools that there are insurmountable barriers for people with physical disabilities. This must change. That is why I call for accessible and integrative schools: Does a staircase makes sense
or can't you also go up a ramp?