Full participation: paving the way to an inclusive society


Photo: A wheelchair user rides on cobblestones toward a larger crowd at a market; Copyright: Lukas Kapfer |

Often, even comparatively small changes help to make a workplace more accessible: For example, the optimal assistive device can be a keyboard with larger letters so that people with visual impairments can work better with it.

Sports drive inclusion and participation

Photo: A cheering crowd at the Rio 2016 semi final in blind football between China and Brazil; Copyright: Andi Weiland |

There is comparatively little that arouses as many emotions as sport. Regardless of gender, whether with or without a disability, old or young - sport brings people together. Not only at major events like the Paralympics in Rio 2016.

Promoting and demanding labor force participation

Photo: Three men in a meeting room. Two of them already signing a paper, the third is still reading it's conditions; Copyright: Andi Weiland | Boehringer Ingelheim,

Companies are slowly rethinking their approach to the employment of people with disabilities. The pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, for example, is already implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in a company action plan.

Photo: Anne Hofmann; Copyright: private