Inclusion at practise!


Regarding disability, most people think of wheelchair users or people with Down syndrome. However, the range is much larger and many disabilities or chronic illnesses are not seen in a person. Nevertheless, it may be necessary to know when filling an internship position and to adapt to the respective person.

Accessibility

Accessibility means that something can be used without outside help. For example, a wheelchair user reaches her workplace via a ramp or a blind person works with additional software. Tips can be found here.

Support options

You and your employees are not on their own when you offer young people with disabilities an internship. There is preparatory and accompanying support. Important contact person is the integration specialist service.
If you have your business premises in a publicly accessible building in the city of Heidelberg, the city of Heidelberg promotes the barrier-free conversion with up to 50% and advises free of charge.
Intellectual disability

Intellectual disability

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines intellectual disability as “significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information and to learn and apply new skills”. There is a wide range of intellectual disabilities: from impaired learning to strong multiple disabilities. People with Down’s syndrome can also have very different degrees of disability. Intellectual disability can have genetic reasons or be caused by birth defects, accidents or illnesses such as meningitis.

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Physical disability

Physical disability

Physical disability can result from an accident, a disease or be due to genetics. It can be associated with mobility restrictions. Here, too, the spectrum is broad: some people walk slowly, others use only wheelchairs. However, there are also many physical disabilities which you would not notice at first sight, a heart condition, for example, or diabetes.

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Visual disability

Visual disability

Visual disability includes everything from significant visual impairments to complete blindness. Visual impairment cannot be compensated by wearing glasses. Some people are born blind, others suffer from increasing visual disability.

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Hearing/speech impairment

Hearing/speech impairment

There are various degrees of hearing impairments up to deafness. Speech impairments can follow from hearing impairments because hearing impairments make language acquisition more difficult. Other speech impairments have neurological causes, such as multiple sclerosis for example.

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