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Overcoming hurdles: accessibility in the workplace

Dear Sir or Madam,

People with disabilities are often underestimated. This also applies to their performance in professional life. That the mostly well-qualified experts often only need a well-informed employer and a few technical aids, we will show you in our current Topic of the Month July.

Have a nice week!

Nadine Lormis
Editorial team REHACARE.com

Graphic: 6 to 9 October 2021, REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care, Düsseldorf, Germany

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Topic of the Month
News from the field of Work & Education
How We Roll
News from the field of Research & Health

Overcoming hurdles: accessibility in the workplace

Topic of the Month

Photo: A wheelchair user sits at her desk in the office and works on the computer; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Boehringer Ingelheim, Gesellschaftsbilder.de
Digitization and the coronavirus are currently buzzwords that determine the labor market and have a lasting impact. How does this development affect the professional participation of people with disabilities? Can digitization – whether corona-conditioned or not – also bring about opportunities? Learn more in our current Topic of the Month July: Overcoming hurdles: Accessibility in the workplace.
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Work & Education

Tech tutorials for people with visual impairments

A research project that aims to help people that are blind or that have other visual impairments learn computer circuit design was recognized recently by a global conference on human-computer interaction.
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Work & Education

A creative way to expand the geriatrics workforce

Experts suggest that our current geriatrics workforce needs better preparation to care for the 5.7 million people living with dementia in the U.S. To help meet this challenge, the Institute of Medicine has called for enhancing educational and training programs for improving the competence of the workforce.
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Sonja Böckmann – That's how she rolls

How we roll

Photo: Sonja Böckmann smiling; Copyright: Lutz and Sonja Böckmann
"Can't be done, doesn't exist" – Sonja Böckmann admires people with this attitude. In her opinion, no one should be disadvantaged due to illness or disability. Therefore, she herself also supports people and animals who need help. What she has always wanted to do and how she otherwise rolls, she tells us on REHACARE.com.
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Research & Health

Virtual reality to help stroke patients regain lost vision

Scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester aim to use virtual reality to help restore vision for people with stroke-induced blindness. The team of researchers led by Gabriel Diaz received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a method they believe could revolutionize rehabilitation for patients with cortically induced blindness.
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Research & Health

Diabetes: Patient data can predict life expectancy

A new study finds that clinicians can use patient data, such as a history of co-occurring health conditions and medication, to predict the 5- and 10-year life expectancy of older people with diabetes.
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Research & Health

AI reduces communication gap for nonverbal people by as much as half

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to reduce the communication gap for nonverbal people with motor disabilities who rely on computers to converse with others. The team developed a new context-aware method that reduces this communication gap by eliminating between 50 percent and 96 percent of the keystrokes the person has to type to communicate.
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