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"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

"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

Christiane Reppe - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Christiane Reppe; linked to Doing sports is the passion of Christiane Reppe. In the past she did high-performance swimming and switched to handbiking in 2013. Now she is a member of the German Para-Cycling Team. She is also looking forward to the next Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Why the top athlete wants to break in a supermarket, she tells us on REHACARE.de. Christiane Reppe - That's How She Rolls - Read more

Student designs a soccer video game adapted to people with cerebral palsy

Photo: Student playing the video game [27/08/2014] Final year student in the University of Alicante's Multimedia Engineering degree Roberto Gómez has designed a soccer game adapted for people with cerebral palsy which is operated with a foot switch, a push rod head switch and a hand switch. This new tool allows any player to have equal access with different physical conditions.Student designs a soccer video game adapted to people with cerebral palsy - Read more

Tom Bieling - That's How He Rolls

Photo: Tom Bieling; linked to Tom Bieling moves between the fields of society, communication and technology. As a design researcher he is interested in the removal of barriers and prejudices. In his eyes the word "disability" is an inappropriate label for a poorly designed world. On REHACARE.de he speaks out in favor of the removal of categories and the maintenance of humor. Tom Bieling - That's How He Rolls - Read more

Poor hearing confines older adults to their homes

Photo: Elderly people talking with each other [19/08/2014] Vision and hearing problems reduce the active participation of older people in various events and activities. This was observed in two studies carried out by the Gerontology Research Center.Poor hearing confines older adults to their homes - Read more

Elwira Szyca - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Elwira Szyca; linked to An active life without standstill. Elwira Szyca lives this philosophy to the fullest. Her dream is to design her aids individually according to her preferences and needs to enjoy her life even more. Elwira Szyca prefers to travel by train. And she always keeps her destination in mind. On REHACARE.com she talks about why she also likes to omit a stop. Elwira Szyca - That's How She Rolls - Read more

 
 

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