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"The new icon places the person in the foreground, not the wheelchair"

Photo: Sara Hendren A wheelchair user in white on a blue ground – this symbol for accessible places is well-known worldwide. But many people with disabilities cannot identify with the wheelchair user who sits there in a passive way. That’s why the Accessible Icon Project developed a more dynamic symbol to reduce barriers and stereotypes in the heads of the people."The new icon places the person in the foreground, not the wheelchair" - Read more

Patrizia Kubanek - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Patrizia Kubanek; linked to Sexuality is an important part of life and no one should unintentionally live without it. This is what Patrizia Kubanek is dedicated to. Therefore, she has become a sex consultant for people with disabilities. Through her work she would like to break down barriers in the mind and in sexuality. Why she herself is a great role model, she tells us on REHACARE.dePatrizia Kubanek - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Lisa Reimann - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Lisa Reimann; linked to The end of inclusion efforts would be a nightmare for Lisa Reimann! To prevent this, she is actively involved with her blog Inlusionsfakten.de for inclusive education. The appreciation and recognition of all people with their different skills in education is close to her heart. Why there is even inclusion in her stomach, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Lisa Reimann - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Sabine Niese - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Sabine Niese; linked to People pour a bucket filled with icy water over their head and share videos of it in the internet. They want to draw attention to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and simultaneously call for donation due in favor of the research. Also Sabine Niese who has ALS herself, participated in this challenge. On REHACARE.de she talks about her voluntary engagement in a registered association for ALS. Sabine Niese - That's How She Rolls - Read more

"Living together in Schammatdorf is as colorful and multifaceted as our society"

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[01/09/2014] There are many concepts for togetherness and leading a self-determined life. Many of them are still in theory, but several of them are already a reality – like the Schammatdorf in Trier, Germany, for instance. Young and old as well as people with and without disabilities live together in this venue. Differences are irrelevant in this well-connected neighborhood."Living together in Schammatdorf is as colorful and multifaceted as our society" - Read more

Inclusion, of course, means being a part of something - also visually

In the future children with handicap shall be a natural part of the class community in mainstream schools. This social change is necessary and was long overdue. Aids and appliances make it easier for these children to compensate for their disability. They are intended to serve and support them in utilising their full potential and develop their abilities. Inclusion, of course, means being a part of something - also visually - 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

Living concepts: Living like you want to

Living with each other versus next to each other. This is what more and more people would like, regardless of their age group. Especially in major cities however, this appears to be no longer practical in established apartment buildings. This is why many people increasingly consider new living arrangements – often far away from usual patterns and traditional family structures.Living concepts: Living like you want to - Read more

Mobility facilitation with dementia

Moving around in the morning independently in the garden, sitting cozily in the afternoon in the rocking chair, and in the evening easily getting to sleep – such moments are of special importance for the quality of life for older individuals. When the mobility is declining, or dementia has been diagnosed there are now practical aids and appliances available.Mobility facilitation with dementia - Read more

"So far, there are only few texts in Plain Language"

Photo: Board of the German Netzwerk Leichte Sprache The German language is difficult to learn. People with learning difficulties in particular are not able to understand many texts, because they are complicated in their grammatical construction and wording. Plain language is accessible and is supposed to help people with learning disabilities to live a self-determined life. REHACARE.de talked to the German Netzwerk Leichte Sprache."So far, there are only few texts in Plain Language" - Read more

 
 

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