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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

Information on labor force participation with REHADAT

People with disabilities should be part of the primary labor market. However, many employers don’t know how they can make a workplace assessable for a disabled person. This is why REHADAT provides bundled information on the topic. At REHACARE 2014, visitors can get a good first impression on-site in the Focal Park "People with disabilities at work" focal park in Hall 3.Information on labor force participation with REHADAT - Read more

"Buzzwords like 'disability' or 'reduced performance' are no longer relevant in daily work"

Social enterprises provide jobs for people with disabilities, who have a hard time competing in the regular labor market. The inclusive landscaping service ecoverde showcases its work in the Focal Park "People with disabilities at work" at REHACARE 2014 in Hall 3. In the interview with REHACARE Dirk Binnewies talks about the potential of inclusion in the free economy. "Buzzwords like 'disability' or 'reduced performance' are no longer relevant in daily work" - 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

 
 

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