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Photo: Several wheelchair users on a wheelchair platform during a festival; Copyright: Timo Hermann | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

January 2019: Music for everybody: Accessible festivals

07.01.2019

Diverse and accessible – this still does not apply to all events. But at least more and more festival organisers are now making an inclusive music event possible for people with disabilities. What experiences have two wheelchair users already had at various festivals? And to what extent does Wacken veteran Ron Paustian take on responsibility with passion?
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Photo: Several wheelchair users on a wheelchair platform during a festival; Copyright: Timo Hermann | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Music for everybody: Accessible festivals

07.01.2019

Diverse and accessible – this still does not apply to all events. But at least more and more festival organisers are now making an inclusive music event possible for people with disabilities. What experiences have two wheelchair users already had at various festivals? And to what extent does Wacken veteran Ron Paustian take on responsibility with passion?
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Photo: The OpenEarConcept team; Copyright: Lothar Jack

"The OpenEarConcept© adapts acoustic signals to the unique features of hearing aid technology"

20.09.2018

Whether we listen to the radio or a concert – for most of us, it’s hard to imagine life without music. Meanwhile, people who wear digital hearing aids often don’t get to fully enjoy the rich landscapes of sound because they depend on the accessibility and quality of audio induction loops. The OpenEarConcept© research project is committed to supporting greater musical enjoyment.
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Photo: Mischa Gohlke plays the e-guitar on stage; Copyright: Stephan Olbrich

Music and hearing impairment: "Music is an universal language that doesn’t need words"

23.03.2017

Music breaks down boundaries – that’s something the Association "Grenzen sind relativ e.V. - Kultur, Gesellschaft und Inklusion" clearly shows. Initiator and project manager Mischa Gohlke is a professional musician, who has been hearing impaired and nearly deaf since birth. He wants our society to get excited about a holistic approach to inclusion with the help of music.
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