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Vocational Participation and Inclusion

The competence field Vocational Participation and Inclusion develops a broad range of information to promote the potential of people with disabilities.

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Practical information and materials for use in the workplace are brought together in portals on the internet where they are available to the general public. The project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

The website rehadat.de contains more than 100,000 items of information. In addition to details of assistive devices, the site offers many examples of successful vocational integration. Numerous addresses facilitate the search for contacts and institutions offering advice on all aspects of training, workplace organisation and integration. The literature portal contains details of publications and links to full text sources online. Access is provided to the most important legislation and legal decisions on the subject of disability together with information about sheltered workshops for people with disabilities and further training courses for those working in rehabilitation. Other portals give details of research proposals and statistics on rehabilitation and the participation of people with disabilities.

 

Cooperation Partners

  • European Assistive Technology Information Network (EASTIN)
  • Technische Hochschule Köln
  • Internationale Arbeitsgruppen, z.B. zur ISO 9999
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Contact

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Andrea Kurtenacker

Andrea Kurtenacker

Head of the Research Unit Vocational Rehabilitation and Inclusion

Tel: +49 221 4981-820
Martin Selbach

Martin Selbach

Deputy Project Manager REHADAT and Head of IW-Elan

Tel: +49 221 4981-836
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Mareike Decker

Mareike Decker

Team leader REHADAT Assistive Technology

Tel: +49 221 4981-806
Anja Brockhagen

Anja Brockhagen

Consultant for press and public relations

Tel: +49 221 4981-845
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Studies and contributions

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With Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Job: Empirical Findings from Germany and Abroad
IW-Report No. 4 10. February 2021

With Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Job

Mareike Decker / Christiane Flüter-Hoffmann / Christina Knödler

More than half a million people in Germany are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This is an inflammatory-rheumatic disease that is chronic and usually affects the joints. Many of the persons affected are still in their working life.

IW

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Inclusion of People with Disabilities within Enterprises in Times of Digitization
IW-Report No. 7 25. February 2020

Inclusion of People with Disabilities within Enterprises in Times of Digitization

Christoph Metzler / Anika Jansen / Andrea Kurtenacker

Digitization has a positive influence on the inclusion of people with disabilities in German companies. Companies that already rely heavily on digitization today employ more people with disabilities than companies that currently do not have any reference to digitization.

IW

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