Disability in Eastern Europe

Romania is betting on tourism for disabled

2017.08.08

The Romanian city of Constanza will become the first in Europe to have a beach dedicated exclusively to disabled individuals. The therapeutic will be developed on a plot of land that is 22,000 square ...

Serbian children with disabilities face neglect and isolation

2016.06.10

Hundreds of Serbian children with disabilities face neglect and isolation in institutions that may lead to stunted intellectual, emotional, and physical development. According to government data, nearly 80 percent of children in institutions in ...

Disabled Syrian swimmer to carry the Olympic torch

2016.04.22

Swimmer Ibrahim al-Hussein, a Syrian refugee with an amputated leg because of the war, will carry the Olympic torch for the next Games in Rio. The Paralympic athlete has a history of pain and ...

Lessons from a fire brigade with disabilities

2016.04.11

Firefighters with disabilities who get up to all sorts. Two deaf firemen are responsible for answering the phones. A fireman on crutches tries to slide down the famous pole, crutch first but, with an ...

Playing with colors to manage dyslexia

2016.03.31

Playing with pictures, letters and colors to overcome dyslexia. An idea by a Czech firm which projected the app Eye Games for children with learning disabilities. Through more than 200 exercises available on the ...

Disability-friendly venue Kultcafé opens in Budapest

2016.03.11

The biggest disability-friendly cultural space in Europe has just opened its doors in Budapest. Premier Kultcafé is a multipurpose venue, over 640 square metres, that is completely accessible for people to enjoy a glass ...

Serbian theatre no longer off limits for the deaf

2016.02.18

All people with auditory impairments in Serbia, and in particular the capital Belgrade, are eagerly awaiting 29 February. That's the opening night of a play that will be simultaneously translated into sign language in ...

Rehabilitating children with Romania’s stray dogs

2016.02.01

Stray dogs could be used in pet therapy programmes for children with disabilities. This is the ambitious idea from Vier Pfoten, a non-profit association that has recently opened a service centre for its unique ...