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Accessible construction plays an important role in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Exclusionary solutions are not accepted. Instead, there are requirements for aesthetics and simultaneous functionality and self-determination. Yet they have only made their way into construction practices in a limited fashion."Inclusive housing is possible" - Read more
Is the access ramp too steep? Does two centimeters really make a difference when it comes to a threshold? Architects and city planners are always confronted with these types of questions. If they don’t have any disabilities themselves, they tend to quickly render the wrong verdict. This is why construction decision makers, who can assess barriers based on their own experience, are in great demand.A different perspective on accessible construction - Read more
Whether people with or without disabilities, whether young or old – buildings with accessibility provide benefits for everyone in society. But reality is different. The argument accessible construction is too expensive is often put on the table, but it partially reflects the truth. When accessibility is taken into account in construction from the beginning, there are barely any additional costs.Accessible construction in the public domain - Read more
In Germany, people with disabilities fight for the improvement of services and participation. But in many other countries it’s all about bare survival. That is one of the conclusions Dennis Klein made when he met people with disabilities worldwide.Human rights worldwide - On the road in the name of inclusion - Read more
[25/02/2015] Independent Living activists celebrate a significant success in the capital city of Armenia. February 20, 2015, was the day when the first ten accessible city buses started running in Yerevan.Accessibility and independent living come to Armenia - Read more
What is it like when you have to manage everyday life in a wheelchair? And what effects do age-related limitations have on mobility? Interested parties can experience this with the help of a wheelchair course and an age simulation suit. REHACARE.de spoke with Hedwig Reiffs from the Self-Help Organization of Physically Disabled Persons Bonn, who recently attended this kind of adventure day."Comprehensive accessibility would benefit all of us" - Read more
"I wanted to give children in Palestine with physical disabilities the opportunity my parents gave me"
Reading and Writing in Arabic, Mathematics, English and Science/Social Studies – being taught in these subjects is at least special for seven children in Palestine. The alternative for them would be absolutely no education at all. If the program Maysoon’s Kids doesn’t teach them no one will."I wanted to give children in Palestine with physical disabilities the opportunity my parents gave me" - Read more
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted at the end of 2006 by the United Nations General Assembly and took effect in 2008. But what is the situation like after seven years? What countries are implementing inclusion, which is requested in the CRPD and anchored as a human right and in what form? Here is an overview.Inclusion is a human right – around the world - 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
[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