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Issue-Oriented Activism: Israel Rodriguez Giralt Recording | CSISP Online

Issue-Oriented Activism: Israel Rodriguez Giralt Recording | CSISP Online | Technocare | Scoop.it

SSUE-ORIENTATED ACTIVISM: Comparing the emergence of concerned groups around care policies for dependent people in UK and Spain.This talk analyses and compares two political situations: the launch of the “Act on Dependency”, an important and controversial social policy approved in 2006 by the Spanish Government with the aim of guaranteeing public support for people who cannot lead independent lives for reasons of illness, disability or age; and the austerity programme (also known as “the cuts”), promoted in 2010 by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government of the United Kingdom as a way to tackle the UK’s budget deficit. Both episodes have given rise to huge public debates and they are still highly contested reforms. For this reason, they are both good scenarios where to study and compare the raising, development and transformation of political activism. Particularly around issues regarding social care, disability, independent living policies and ageing in contemporary societies. In this context, the aim of this talk is to map those forms of activism and analyze their actions, strategies and mechanisms of participation. The final section will address some recent discussions opened up in Science and Technology Studies about the “objects” of politics and the processes/practices mediating political participation/mobilization.

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Nuestro Muro

Nuestro Muro | Technocare | Scoop.it
La accesibilidad no es sólo una cuestión de personas con diversidad funcional; es una cuestión de convivencia y de repensar la manera en la que vivimos en la urbe.Una perspectiva de género unida a una mirada por la vida independiente de las personas con discapacidad son necesarias para mejorar nuestras vidas.
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Design with the blind in mind

Design with the blind in mind | Technocare | Scoop.it
What would a city designed for the blind be like? Chris Downey is an architect who went suddenly blind in 2008; he contrasts life in his beloved San Francisco before and after -- and shows how the thoughtful designs that enhance his life now might actually make everyone's life better, sighted or not.
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Your bank. Walk a mile in my shoes

To fully understand our customers, we needed to put ourselves in their shoes. In this video see what happens when we put an Age Suit on and went into
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Brace yourself: This prosthetic engineer is giving animals a leg up

Brace yourself: This prosthetic engineer is giving animals a leg up | Technocare | Scoop.it
Derrick Campana made the jump to animal prosthetics and orthotics 12 years ago -- when few, if anyone, created artificial limbs for dogs and other pets.
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How animals can help autistic children

How animals can help autistic children | Technocare | Scoop.it
Spending time with pets can lead to significantly improved social skills and motivation for learning.
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Is it Cruel to Make a Dog Work

I think most Guide Dog owners or handlers have been accused of enslavement or cruelty to animals. I could not count on both hands the amount of times i’ve been told that using a dog to help me get around is inhumane and damn right abominable. The first time I was confronted with this attitude was only a few months after qualifying with Bailey. This animal rights activist stopped me in the street and asked did i know how cruel I was being to my dog for making him guide me around all of the time? I will not say that it isn’t a responsibility on the dog’s shoulders but historically we have used dogs in working environments for centuries.

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La vida del perro guía

La vida del perro guía | Technocare | Scoop.it
Los perros son seleccionados genéticamente y entregados en adopción a familias voluntarias hasta que cumplen un año de vidaAunque estos animales cumplen un innegable servicio social, sus adiestramientos, que duran dos años, son controvertidos para algunos profesionales, porque se les desinhibe de sus instintosAlternativas tecnológicas, como el robot con funciones de perro guía, ya están en desarrollo
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CGTV - I cani Molecolari, i Professionisti del fiuto al lavoro

Wallace! Un cane molecolare con il fiuto speciale Amici di CGTV sul Lago Maggiore i cani molecolari vengono cresciuti e addestrati per il Soccorso Alpino
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CNSAS: Blood Hound, i cani molecolari

Sono forse le unità cinofile più particolari e specializzate del CNSAS: i cani molecolari, che grazie alle loro specificità sono in grado di seguire l
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Hotel Rigopiano: l'aiuto dei cani da soccorso | Velvet Pets Italia

Hotel Rigopiano: l'aiuto dei cani da soccorso | Velvet Pets Italia | Technocare | Scoop.it
I cani da soccorso sono una risorsa preziosa in tutti i casi di calamità naturale. Si tratta di veri eroi a 4 zampe, addestrati sin da cuccioli a salvare vite
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Les cures a Catalunya: d’on venim, com estem i on anem

Les cures a Catalunya: d’on venim, com estem i on anem | Technocare | Scoop.it
Per sort, darrerament se sent a parlar més sovint de l’àmbit de les cures. Tanmateix, hi ha qui no ha deixat de parlar-ne mai i, ara, sembla ser que l’administració pública s’ha posat mans a la feina
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Sensors per fer més accessible la ciutat

Sensors per fer més accessible la ciutat | Technocare | Scoop.it

Comerços de Creu Coberta instal·len un sistema per rebre dades sobre les botigues al mòbil i superar barreres informatives. El desenvolupa una cooperativa creada amb el suport de l'espai d'economia social Coòpolis

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The Fight

People with disabilities are among the most discriminated against in Bolivia. Fed up of being ignored, a group of them marched across the Andes to the sea
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Bridging The Exclusion Gap

Bridging The Exclusion Gap | Technocare | Scoop.it
A set of gloves and glasses which simulate common physical limitations, like age-related long-sightedness or arthritis, have been released in the hope of getting more designers to think again about the usability of their products. Researchers at the University of Cambridge's Engineering Design Centre say that millions of people around the country -- in particular the ageing, baby-boomer generation -- have unnecessary difficulty using everyday products ranging from gadgets, to packaging, to windows and doors, because of poor design. Addressing these issues would also reduce the costs of social care.
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Mine Detection Dogs

The use of dogs to detect mines (MDD) has been recognized as an efficient tool in mine action for many years. Today there are five chapters in IMA
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Projet ANR COW
(nov. 2012 / nov. 2015)

Compagnons animaux : conceptualiser les rapports des animaux au travail

Projet ANR COW<br/>(nov. 2012 / nov. 2015)<br/><br/>Compagnons animaux : conceptualiser les rapports des animaux au travail | Technocare | Scoop.it

In the Western world essentially, the “animal issue” is one of the important parameters of social relations. The theories about animal liberation imply radical new relationships with domestic animals and possibly a break with them. Criticisms about the animal production industry but also about numerous other sectors related to animals (circus, zoos, bull fighting…) undermine these activities and question their legitimacy. These criticisms weaken the professionals themselves who face new values, sensitivities and representations that they did not anticipate and are not prepared to cope with. The research done on the role of animals in our societies, irrespective of the scientific field or the country in which it’s carried out, forgets the fundamental root of our relationship with domestic animals: work. The “animal issue” study does not take into account work experience of several millennia with animals. The work dimension associated with animals is totally absent from scientific, social and ethical controversies. Our project is meant to question the status of animals at the workplace. Our strong assumption based upon our primary studies is that animals are not simply objects but are also subjective actors. In other words, our relationships with animals at the workplace are not only explained by our supposed domination, since the Neolithic Age, but are also based on interactive intelligence and negotiation with animals. Our goal is to understand how animals involve their subjectivities into working activities according to individuals, species, and working conditions. The project is under the umbrella of social sciences, especially sociology but also anthropology, psychology of work and philosophy. However, we will also find support from eco-ethology and agronomy. This is why the project is built upon multi-partnerships even though sociology is its backbone. The methods that we set up are those of the social sciences (interviews, questionnaires, observations, analysis with or without computing help). Also, small and medium-sized firms will be incorporated into our study in order to bring actual work experience to our research. The output of our research will be scientific, economic and social. They will contribute to the understanding of the human/animal relationship by introducing the working issue as a new angle in our scientific papers and books. It will help the sustainability of companies who work with animals, specifically in animal husbandry as well as in organic farming, by producing tools to transform their practices. Because communication about research is embedded in research itself, we set up partnerships to publish our work and conduct round table discussions about our findings. Agricultural education is one focus; another is the willingness to broadcast to a large audience.

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Dogs Can Benefit Families With Autistic Children, Study Says

Dogs Can Benefit Families With Autistic Children, Study Says | Technocare | Scoop.it
Recently a researcher at the University of Missouri conducted a small study of dog ownership in families of children with
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Guide dogs for the blind? PETA staffer says forget it

Guide dogs for the blind? PETA staffer says forget it | Technocare | Scoop.it
Sometimes I read something so absolutely insane that I just want to post the whole thing and point and say see? Do you see what I see? And then I remember I'm supposed to be a journalist and thus, must do commentary using words instead of facial expressions and wild gesticulations. I followed a link this evening to the blog of Karen Porreca, an editor and editorial staff manager for PETA. Porreca has a PETA logo on her blog, as well as a little disclaimer on her blog that her opinions might not match up with the organization's. On at least one point, mentioned below, they're marching in lockstep, but the distinction between the personal mindset of someone who "has been with PETA since the very beginning" and official PETA policy is duly noted. First we learn the horrifyin
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Patricia Carrascal: "Un perro guía da seguridad y confianza"

Patricia Carrascal: "Un perro guía da seguridad y confianza" | Technocare | Scoop.it
Una periodista ciega nos cuenta su experiencia con Brilyn, su perro lazarillo
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The dogs trained to spot cancer, 13/03/2017, Victoria Derbyshire - BBC Two

The dogs trained to spot cancer, 13/03/2017, Victoria Derbyshire - BBC Two | Technocare | Scoop.it

The dogs trained to spot cancer NHS trials are currently assessing if dogs could also be used to detect prostate cancer at an early stage. One study shows that specially trained dogs can pick up the presence of such cancer in urine samples, in 93% of cases. Iain Duncan Smith's wife Betsy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, and became involved with the charity Medical Detection Dogs. In an exclusive film for this programme, the former Conservative Party leader says he wants to see it rolled out across the NHS. 


 Release date: 13 March 2017

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CNSAS: Unità Cinofile di Superficie

In questo video sono presentate le unità cinofile del CNSAS. Un binomio, uomo cane, che porta a risultati importanti in numerose operazioni di soccorso
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CNSAS: Le unità cinofile da valanga, la scuola

Cerca!' è l'incitamento che il conduttore dà al proprio cane prima di liberarlo sulla coltre di neve per individuare chi, malauguratamente, è rimast
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