Whether they live in a rented flat or their own home, alone or in a shared flat - people want to be able to choose the way they live for themselves. But freedom of choice is not the same for everyone. You can find out what challenges, opportunities and promising projects there are in our Topic of the Month October: Accessible living - with and without care needs.
Today we communicate on many channels, (almost) around the clock. How our increasingly technology-dependent communication channels are developing, how an app helps people who need to find their language again after a stroke or how people benefit from digital and technical aids can be read in the Topic of the Month September.
Show what you have got – nowadays, that's increasingly the motto of people who wear prostheses, too. As a rule, it does not matter whether they wear skin-colored cosmetics over the prosthesis or whether they offer a view on the technical details. You can find out how individual the everyday aids can be and which extra features research currently makes possible, in our Topic of the Month June: Prostheses: Auxiliary means with hand and foot.
Whether sunbathing in southern Europe, accessible round trips or cruises – there are many possibilities to travel. The tourism industry is increasingly discovering that accessible travel is a growing market. Why Canada is definitely worth a trip, what can help with planning and how children and youth travel can become more inclusive, you can find out in our Topic of the Month April: Self-determined traveling.
Inclusion is a human right. And following the spirit of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the motto "Nothing about us without us" applies to its implementation. Therefore, people with different disabilities around the world are increasingly committed to an inclusive society and accessible participation. In which ways they become active and what moves them, you can find out in our Topic of the Month March: Activism for a self-determined life.
Prostheses, ortheses or gloves for rehabilitation - the market for auxiliary means is diverse. However, the needs of each person cannot always be met. Then individual solutions have to be found: for example, with the help of a technology that was developed back in the 1980s, but only really gained momentum in the last 15 years. This refers to 3D printing. Which possibilities this procedure offers for people with disabilities, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month February: Auxiliary means out of the 3D printer.
Whether for the body or the mind – video games make you moveable and keep you fit. And virtually it doesn't really matter whether you cannot walk or whether you are a little more immobile due to age. That's why video games have meanwhile conquered both the rehabilitation industry and the leisure activities of people with disabilities. Find out how exergames put seniors in motion and how a quadriplegist plays current games in our Topic of the Month January: Playfully accessible in rehabilitation and leisure time.