We launched a campaign entitled ‘WHY?’ on Facebook and on our website.
People are helpful and they are curious. They are happy to support us, as long as they know how they can help and understand why certain things need to be in a particular way.
Information can be provided easily and in several forms in today’s world.
In our new campaign we will explain some basic facts concerning the lives of people living with disabilities, because these fact are very often not obvious to the general public.
Topics will include e.g.: Why are disabled parking spaces wider than normal ones? Why and what are guide bars for blind and why do we need them? Why is a hotel room barrier free?
If you would like to help us with ideas to include in the campaign we would love to hear from you. Comment here or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:Read More
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??Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
Another piece of our WHY? campaign: Have you ever seen “something” during your city walks, in public institutions or somewhere else, that stands out on the floor and has a different colour? So this is the blind guide lane, that makes access easier for blind people.Read More
Disability vehicles are often larger by design, as wheelchairs have to fit in them. The size of the front passenger door and how wide it can be opened is a crucial aspect, To get into the front passenger seat you need someone to help this requires lots of space, and when arriving in a van, a ramp needs to be attached either to the side or the back of the car for the disabled person to get out.Read More