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WHY campaign 12th: WHY are trolley and wheelchair different?

Yes, it looks like the two concepts are the same, and it doesn’t matter which one we use. However, there is one huge difference, and that is what can hurt those who live with it: passivity and activity. Read what we’re writing about this and you’ll soon understand: Continue reading

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WHY campaign 11th: WHY don’t all deaf people use the same sign language?

Did you know that the sign languages used by people with hearing loss in England, Germany or Hungary are all different? In other words, deaf people in Japan, Hungary, Finnland, or the US use different signs. In addition, there is an international sign language, called Gestuno language, although, just like Esperanto, it is slow to spread. Moreover, sign languages also have dialects: in Hungary only, we distinguish a total of 7 dialects. There are language families, with different word order and grammar. And most surprisingly, there is sign language slang! All of this is why?? Continue reading

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WHY campaign 10th: WHY are „Quiet Hours” a good thing?

Many autistics have sensory processing differences: our senses have to take in everything, what is visible, audible, touchable, or can be tasted, smelt, without a filter – we are on a concert of senses with the maximum volume on, each and every day…..An interesting side effect of Autism Hours is, that not only autistics are enjoying the concept and the opportunity of a silent event. Continue reading

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WHY campaign 9th: WHY can assistance dogs go EVERYWHERE?

Did you know, that assistance dogs can diverse, they not only guide visually impaired people? And the owners of these intelligent dogs can enter anywhere with them lawfully? Yes, anywhere. Although some workers of institutions or even disabled people don’t know exactly the relevant legislation. And it’s something like again that isn’t a potential, a possibility, it is a must to be provided. But read on to see if it’s possible to caress the assistance dogs. Continue reading

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WHY campaign 8th: WHY has Braille writing still a reason to exist?

Many people know about Braille writing, that it is a writing system consisting of point combinations, and it can be read by touch by visually impaired people. It was developed by Louis Braille, based on 6 points just like the dice. But it is probably not known that there are separate Braille alphabets for German, English etc.. You probably didn’t know either, that we can display not just letters, but numbers and symbols used in maths, physics, and chemistry, IT signs, sheet music etc. Continue reading

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WHY campaign 7th: WHY you need to talk to a hearing impaired frontwise?

Hearing damage means no way intellectual disability, don’t treat so deaf people. Communicate with them is not easy, but with little attention can be solved even as with able bodied people.  Continue reading

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WHY campaign 6th: WHY don’t you talk instead?

Don’t take the chance of disabled people to communicate, to share their opinions and to make responsible decisions! We can make huge differences towards equal opportunity with small things, such as address our message to the disabled person instead of their helpers. Continue reading

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WHY campaing 5th: WHY do disabled people use straws?

It might be strange that we support straws when every respectable restaurant is withdrawing those environment damaging tubes. Even though they are necessary for most disabled people so because of being barrier-free some cafés will have to keep some in their inventory – in an environment friendly form. Continue reading

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WHY campaign 4: Why do people in wheelchairs go on the roads instead of the pavement?!

Able bodied people walk on them easily. They only get bothered by a wall-mounted car or by the pavement being torn up. The sidewalk for people in wheelchairs though is a real obstacle course! Continue reading

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WHY campaign 3: WHY are the barrier-free hotel rooms different?

Because in wheelchair sitting we need a bit different accommodations. Maybe this all sounds like a lot but it’s the only way we can travel. A barrier-free accommodation usually can be created with good intentions without a problem. Continue reading

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