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Older adults' independence is most significant factor for vulnerability in hot weather

15.07.2019

Efforts to support older people during extreme heat should focus on those who lack independence or have pre-existing health issues, according to an expert from the University of Warwick.
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Photo: Trade fair visitors stand in front of a wheelchair-accessible vehicle at REHACARE 2018; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

July 2019: Self-determined mobility on all roads

01.07.2019

For many people, being mobile in a self-determined way is simply normal. People with disabilities often do not experience this self-evident fact. Buses and trains are not accessible, and for many their own converted vehicle still verges on luxury. What ideas for more accessibility vehicle manufacturers are currently working on and what new attitude to life a converted minibus can bring with it?
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Photo: Wheelchair user drives on the rear ramp of a BerlKönig vehicle; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Mobility: New solutions and ideas to promote participation

01.07.2019

Creative people who develop apps that drive greater mobility or experts who customize vehicles to meet unique needs – people with disabilities often have to some extent rely on others to make self-determined mobility a reality. It’s clear that mobility is not a matter of course for stakeholders. Which solutions could offer support in the future?
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Photo: Wheelchair user Verena Barwitz with Holger Dieterich and Matthias Heil at the re:publica 2018; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Daimler’s WheelPilot app finds accessible destinations

01.07.2019

Navigation systems are not a new invention. But what if an app for accessible destinations could be connected straight to your vehicle, thus making mobility easier for people with disabilities? The creative, innovative minds of Daimler AG’s Lab1886 challenged themselves to make it reality. That marked the birth of WheelPilot.
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Photo: Michel Arriens and Franziska Stoldt sitting in front of their VW Bulli bus on a camping site; Copyright: private

Modifications: Self-determined mobility thanks to accessible VW Bulli Bus

01.07.2019

Whether it’s for their professional life or to travel – many people with disabilities need a car that provides mobility without limits. A small car is often unable to accommodate unique needs. That’s when you need a bigger vehicle – like a minivan.
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Photo: Trade fair visitors stand in front of a wheelchair-accessible vehicle at REHACARE 2018; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf / ctillmann

Self-determined mobility on all roads

01.07.2019

For many people, being mobile in a self-determined way is simply normal. People with disabilities often do not experience this self-evident fact. Buses and trains are not accessible, and for many their own converted vehicle still verges on luxury. What ideas for more accessibility vehicle manufacturers are currently working on and what new attitude to life a converted minibus can bring with it?
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Graphic: Screenshot of the fuelService app, which shows two figures at a gas station; Copyright: fuelService

fuelService app helps drivers with disabilities to refuel their car

18.04.2019

Your car ran out of petrol and you need support refuelling it? The new app fuelService is about to help you find a petrol station where you get the help you need. The app is for free and globally available. App founder Niall El-Assaad told REHACARE.com how it works.
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Photo: Someone playing with a plane model while the sun sets in the background; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Shebeko

Accessible travel from booking to dream destination: ship ahoy

01.04.2019

Prefer to book online or use a travel agent? Looking for destinations across the Atlantic or fancy vacationing in Europe or exploring your own country? Staying at a hotel or hanging out with the locals? A recent online survey asked people with disabilities and their family members about their travel habits. REHACARE.com has reviewed the study findings.
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Photo: An accessible bus for the transport of people with disabilities. The hydraulic ramp is on the ground; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Valeriy_Al

TTC Wheel-Trans: Accessible transport for people with disabilities in Toronto

17.05.2018

In Canada, the North Americans are far ahead of us Germans when it comes to accessibility. If you are a guest in Toronto, you not only have the possibility to travel with the usual public transport, but you can also opt for the 100 percent accessible alternative and use Wheel-Trans.
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"Safe mobility starts with the right choice and adaptation of the wheelchair"

23.07.2015

Whether it’s a wheelchair or a walker – for people with disabilities, it is crucial to control their own mobility in a competent and safe manner. Yet not everyone truly feels confident in every situation with these assistive devices. That’s why REHACARE.com spoke with Nicole Seifert about ways to foster more trust in yourself and others.
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