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M-Enabling Forum at REHACARE

Dear Sir or Madam,

While most people think of structural measures such as elevators and ramps when they hear the keyword "accessibility", the term is more comprehensive: Because also the digital environment should be accessible without any barriers. The M-Enabling Forum at this year's REHACARE is dedicated to this topic in order to engage in an active exchange. We asked what visitors could expect on site.

Have a nice week,

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team

Graphic: 26 - 29 September 2018, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany


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Prosthetics for everyday life and sports – From the workshop onto the field


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Nils Krake is regarded as a great up-and-coming talent in para-athletics. The Greifswald Health Centre provides the 14-year-old with prosthetics that are optimally adapted to his needs, both in everyday life and in sports.
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Lisa Brockschmidt – That's how she rolls

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Just going outside in shorts in summer. Lisa Brockschmidt didn't dare to do that for a long time because of her leg prostheses. Meanwhile she has found this courage. But why this required courage at all, she herself does not know. What she likes about other amputees, how she relates to her orthopaedic technician and who else is important to the 22-year-old, she tells us at
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The shark from Jaws and the leg: Frank Purk creates prosthetic limbs that are as unique as their wearers

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Imagine you are on a beach vacation and witness how a shark bites into the leg of a person. But the person doesn’t scream! That might be because the shark is part of the person’s prosthetic leg. Admittedly, it’s a very unusual and unique prosthetic device but that’s how the orthopedic technician Frank Purk from Hamburg, Germany, like to call attention to the design of artificial limbs.
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M-Enabling Forum: "The best assistive technologies cannot be useful if our digital environment is not accessible"

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Self-determined living needs accessibility. This does not only apply to step-free entrance for wheelchair users, but also for the digital environment. For example, when blind people surf the internet with a screen reader, they need web sites that are accessible. But reality often looks different. Reason enough for the M-Enabling Forum to focus on this topic at this year's REHACARE.
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