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Software development without barriers

Photo: Young man with visual impairment at the computer [08/04/2015] The demand for information technology experts is high – qualified applicants are wanted everywhere. The IT sector also offers good employment opportunities for instance in software development teams for persons with visual impairment. The Study Centre for the Visually Impaired (SZS) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will now improve the access to software development.Software development without barriers - Read more

Woman with learning disability calls for UK businesses to employ more disabled people

Photo: Woman with learning disability using a laptop [06/03/2015] Last week, Ciara Lawrence who has a learning disability and is a campaigns assistant at Mencap, delivered a presentation at the government’s Learning Disability Confident Event in the Houses of Parliament.Woman with learning disability calls for UK businesses to employ more disabled people - Read more

"So far, there is no lobby in fashion for people with disabilities"

Aesthetic fashion garments for people with disabilities is still a niche market. This is why a European network wants to make sure that manufacturers, researchers and the target audience itself work together on developing intelligent and affordable solutions in an interdisciplinary and cross-industry fashion. Aesthetics and functionality are intended to be equally connected and enrich the market."So far, there is no lobby in fashion for people with disabilities" - Read more

"Rehabilitation must not be cost cut to death"

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[01/10/2014] Whether it’s a patient in rehabilitation or someone that’s employed in this sector – the nationwide German campaign "My Rehabilitation – My Life" wants to mobilize both target groups to improve the reputation of rehabilitation in Germany. After all, the sector doesn’t perform as well financially as its proponents would like."Rehabilitation must not be cost cut to death" - Read more

Keeping and developing the skills of older employees

Photo: Older mechanical engineer working [25/06/2014] How can you keep the skills and experience of older employees within a business if declining strength means that a continued employment at the original workplace is not possible? Educational scientists at the University of Stuttgart together with extramural research institutions and business partners are searching for solutions.Keeping and developing the skills of older employees - Read more

Midlife Occupational Physical Activity Limits Mobility in Old Age

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Man carries wood [25/04/2014] Strenuous occupational physical activity in midlife increases the risk of mobility limitation in old age, whereas leisure-time physical activity decreases the risk. This is found in a study which followed up 5,200 public sector employees for 28 years. The study was conducted at the Gerontology Research Center in Finland and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.Midlife Occupational Physical Activity Limits Mobility in Old Age - Read more

Report Calls for Abolition of Fixed Retirement Age

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Eldery man working [24/02/2014] A report led by a professor at the University of Southampton recommends the worldwide removal of the fixed or default retirement age (DRA).Report Calls for Abolition of Fixed Retirement Age - Read more

The Future Shape of Care

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[29/04/2013] Fraunhofer IAO is developing progressive solutions for care of the elderly as part of the Care 2020 joint research project. Project partners are currently examining indicators of success within the intensely competitive care-sector job market, and exploring ways to involve caregiving relatives.The Future Shape of Care - Read more

e-Inclusion: Computer and Internet for Everyone

It is really not difficult for us to be online nowadays with a laptop, smart phone or tablet computer. But this does not hold true for everyone: people with disabilities encounter barriers online, too. The project Di-Ji (German “Digital informiert – im Job integriert”) is the first place to go for all those who want to remove digital barriers in the work world.e-Inclusion: Computer and Internet for Everyone - Read more

Collegians With Disabilities - Success Linked to Mentoring

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[07/11/2012] A Rutgers study of recent New Jersey college and university graduates with disabilities has found that students attributed their academic success to a combination of possessing such strong personality traits as self-advocacy and perseverance, and their relationship with a faculty or staff mentor.Collegians With Disabilities - Success Linked to Mentoring - Read more

 
 

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