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[20/03/2015] Caged, abused, forcibly sterilised, ignored. These are not situations one would ever believe citizens of the European Union (EU) would live through in 2015. Still, it's the daily reality for some people with intellectual disabilities in one of the most economically developed parts of the world. Many more experience discrimination, segregation and the denial of fundamental rights throughout the EU.Improving the lives of Europeans with intellectual disabilities - Read more
[09/03/2015] A pilot study in 51 North Carolina classrooms shows the effectiveness of a new measure in assessing the quality of practices in inclusive preschools. Not only is the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) a reliable instrument, researchers say it also reveals the types of inclusive settings that may be best serving preschoolers with disabilities.Inclusion: Better classrooms for children with disabilities - Read more
[25/02/2015] Older drivers who lack confidence on the road could benefit from a new training plan being developed by researchers at Aston University. The project will target older drivers’ ability to pay attention to different locations when at speed – known as their 'attentional switching flexibility'.Older drivers can stay safe for longer - 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
Supply and demand determine markets – this also applies to the fashion industry. In theory, it is supposed to be. Yet a look at fashion for people with disabilities quickly reveals that many needs of physically impaired customers are not being addressed and met. Now more and more designers want to change this.New incentives: Fashion for people with disabilities - Read more
[10/12/2014] In a study among health care providers, a team led by a Johns Hopkins geriatrician has further documented barriers to better care of older adults as they are transferred from hospital to rehabilitation center to home, and too often back again.Coordinating care of older adults moving across treatment still a problem - Read more
[03/12/2014] Too many accessories for wheelchair users still scream disability aid. Now a team of design students from Brunel University London has teamed up with campaigning website Blue Badge Style to produce stylish accessories. The best chosen by public vote will go forward to prototype stage.Wheelchair users demand a designer future - Read more
[13/10/2014] UT Arlington researchers have been awarded a $744,300 grant from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthapaedic Research Program to create an adaptive interface that fits between a prosthetic and a patient's limb so that the fit and comfort of the prosthetic are improved.Wearable interface to make prosthetics more comfortable - Read more