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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

New gadget helps the vision-impaired to read graphs

Photo: Gadget for the blind [08/08/2014] People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Curtin University researchers.New gadget helps the vision-impaired to read graphs - Read more

Birgit Kalwitz - That's How She Rolls

Photo: Birgit Kalwitz; linked to Birgit Kalwitz is one of ten women with a rare muscle disorder worldwide who gave birth to a child. Her daughter ist her pride and joy. On REHACARE.de she talks about her dream to appear in a TV-serie called "In aller Freundschaft" and therewith be able to show our society what a self-determined life can look like. Birgit Kalwitz - That's How She Rolls - Read more

 
 

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