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Justice, feminism and inclusion are catchwords that are near and dear to Mareice Kaiser. On her inclusive family blog she writes about her life with her two daughters, one with and one without a disability. Why she commits herself for an inclusive society and that she wishes to have her daughter’s impairment for one day, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Mareice Kaiser - That's How She Rolls - Read more
[16/01/2015] Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA have now developed a new service robot: the fourth generation of the "Care-O-Bot". While its predecessors from 1998 onwards were used primarily in the development of technological fundamentals, the Care-O-bot 4 is a modular product family providing the basis for commercial service robot solutions.Care-O-Bot: Robots as multifunctional helpers - Read more
"hemdless is not just meant to represent disability fashion, but to also involve our society as a whole"
Shirtless. That’s the translation for the project name hemdless. It alludes to the fact that people affected by trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) usually have a hard time finding clothes that fit. Young designers Lisa Polk and Christian Schinnerl didn’t want to leave it at that. REHACARE.de spoke with both of them about the benefit of angled buttonholes and the "6th Shirt"."hemdless is not just meant to represent disability fashion, but to also involve our society as a whole" - Read more
Mathias Mester is on world record course. After he already threw shot, discus and javelin record-breaking far, he wants to target his javelin in the direction of the gold medal in Rio 2016. In what way competitive sports have an impact on his life and what caused his goose bumps in London, he tells us on REHACARE.de.Mathias Mester - That's How He Rolls - Read more
[12/01/2015] In October 2014, the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), in cooperation with the Centre for Independent Living Sofia (Bulgaria) and RUSIHAK (Turkey) started a 15-month long project aimed at promoting the right to independent living in Turkey. The project is co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey, under the Civil Society Dialogue scheme.Promoting the right to independent living of people with disabilities in Turkey - Read more
[09/01/2015] Since October 2013, the European Network on Independent Living has been working with Housing Europe and Mental Health Europe, as well as seven organisations in Italy, the Netherlands, Greece, Finland, Slovenia, France and Ireland on a project focused on developing training for integrated housing and support for disabled people (incl. people with mental health problems) and homeless people.Developing training for integrated housing and support in Europe - Read more
Love and relationship play an important role in the life of Annette Schwindt: That is why she and her husband founded the online documentation 2sames. The website portraits couples with one partner having a disability. In what way the togetherness of people is near and dear to Annette Schwindt and how this influences her life, she tells us on REHACARE.de.Annette Schwindt - That's How She Rolls - Read more
[07/01/2015] Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their Type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study from the University of Waterloo. Approximately 2.2 million Canadians are living with Type 2 diabetes, 2 million of whom are age 50 or older.Technophobia may keep seniors from using apps to manage diabetes - Read more
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
Whether it is classy or casual, plain or flashy – people are not just expressing their current disposition, but also their personality with their clothes. The choices on the market are many, since it typically offers something for everybody. But is this also true for people with disabilities? What do they expect from today’s fashion?Inclusion in the closet: Fashion for all - Read more