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ENIL: Is the European Union competent to ensure access to independent living?

Photo: Graphic of people with different disabilities [19/11/2014] The European Network on Independent Living – the European Coalition for Community Living (ENIL-ECCL) launched a shadow report, which seeks to provide the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with information that will be of assistance when assessing the extent to which the EU has complied with its obligations under Article 19 of the CRPD.ENIL: Is the European Union competent to ensure access to independent living? - Read more

Breaking down barriers for deaf seniors

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[03/11/2014] Many people want to stay in their familiar surroundings for as long as possible when they get older. If that is not an option in their own four walls, people often consider living accommodations that meet their personal needs. There are not very many special services for deaf people in Germany.Breaking down barriers for deaf seniors - Read more

When people with disabilities grow old

People with learning disabilities (so-called intellectual disabilities) or physical disabilities are growing older and older. An increasing life expectancy makes way for new challenges. Senior citizens are coming up on barriers or experience restructuring in their daily life. A sign that society is not ready for them yet. How do they handle these changes?When people with disabilities grow old - Read more

Diabetes patients report better outcomes with improved physician accessibility

Photo: Diabetes patient and a doctor [31/10/2014] A new model of delivering primary care studied by Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) researchers has the potential to improve the health of patients with type 2 diabetes.Diabetes patients report better outcomes with improved physician accessibility - Read more

People with a learning disability have a passion for politics, but face exclusion

Photo: Voting box [20/10/2014] In a new survey, Mencap reveals that people with a learning disability have a political appetite and want to vote, but many are excluded from the process and aren’t able to exercise their democratic right.People with a learning disability have a passion for politics, but face exclusion - Read more

REHACARE 2014 - Final Press Report: Small plus and great atmosphere in the halls

[29/09/2014] 51,250 experts and people affected gathered information about aids for self-determined living / Demographic development as an innovation driver / New information formats went down exceedingly wellREHACARE 2014 - Final Press Report: Small plus and great atmosphere in the halls - Read more

From the hot sand to the cooling water

The feeling of an insatiable desire to travel surely is known by each of us. For people with disabilities traveling often is a big challenge. We were on the REHACARE trade fair 2014 to inform us about accessible travel options and aids.From the hot sand to the cooling water - Read more

MapAbility: Guide to European universities’ accessibility

Photo: Student in a wheelchair [24/09/2014] The Erasmus Student Network is celebrating the launch of MapAbility platform, an online map designed to inform disabled students about the accessibility level of European Higher Education Institutions.MapAbility: Guide to European universities’ accessibility - Read more

Leading an accessible and self-determined life in the quarter

The curb is too high, branches dim streetlights and there are barely any seating accommodations in the neighborhood. Our environment still has many large and small barriers that most fellow human beings only notice when they get older and usually when it directly applies to them. So-called living quarter design concepts address options to sustainably design living spaces.Leading an accessible and self-determined life in the quarter - Read more

Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D

Photo: Children reading a picture book [09/07/2014] A children's classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, "Goodnight Moon," has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado (CU) Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story – like the cow jumping over the moon – as it is read aloud.Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D - Read more

 
 

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