Some synthetic TTS voices pronounce „halle“ similar to the word “hell”, and it certainly was a HELL of a trip. Nevertheless, it was definitely worth it! The current Corona situation once again made it possible for ICC Belgium to organize one of their legendary weekends live and in presence in Dworp (a small place near … Continue reading Highway to Halle (or the 4th ICC Weekend in Belgium)
No plans on Saturday night? Fancy spending the evening in the comfort of your own home and meeting people from anywhere in the world? Then we have that sorted for you! That’s right; the virtual ship “ICC World Bar” set sail again, so stay at home, and come aboard for another virtual world bar, taking … Continue reading ICC World Event #3
Are you looking for a challenge? Do you want to be social? Or do you just want to party? Join our next event.The very first online world event of ICC Belgium has an offer that combines all the lovely things mentioned above, and alll of that in one evening, afternoon or morning, depending on where … Continue reading Join the first online world event by ICC Belgium!
This is not only a well-known announcement in the London underground, but also the name of a new radio series on Freirad, where Pawel Masarczyk talks about different obstacles or "gaps" handicapped individuals need to get clear of Every third Thursday in a month, Pawel talks about different topics with different individuals. In episode #1, … Continue reading Mind the gap!
This is the 2nd interview session about the ICC online weekend.
Thanks to COVID19, a lot of activities couldn't take place. However, some activities went online instead, and so did this year's ICC weekend organized by ICC Belgium! After the ICC weekend, I recorded two interview sessions with participants and staff members of this weekend to talk about how we experienced ICC Belgium's online approach.
Deutsche Bahn has recently introduced a new form to request assistance which is not only easier to handle; you can additionally generate a service code to save your personal data for future requests. The following is an overview and a comparison of the features in the old- and the new form: Firstly, you are asked … Continue reading New assistance request form by Deutsche Bahn
Pawel tried out the MOIA app and booked a ride... In this episode we'll explain how it works... I know it might be a bad time to post this, now that COVID-19 is giving us a bad time, but I hope you enjoy listening anyway and, perhaps, be able to take advantage of MOIA … Continue reading Episode 4 – Demonstration of MOIA
With this post, I am finally finished catching up with stories from events which happened last year! Sorry that it took me so long… ICC Belgium came up with a 2nd successful edition of their ICC weekend and I was glad to be part of it once again! Not that I want to spoil anything … Continue reading ICC-Weekend#2 in Antwerp, Belgium
Touring the city and its surrounding areas, visiting casstles and museums, joining meet-ups and helping Pawel to fix his broken bed… Most of the time – especially during my first visit – we were accompanied by Pawel’s flat-mate and some of his friends. Some of the highlights during my stay were a guided tour through … Continue reading So what have we done in Luxembourg?
I know, it's been a long time I posted something Scandinavia trip specific, but better late than never... Obviously, no good trip is complete without at least a few photos, videos and/or audio recordings! We presumed it would have been a bad idea to put Julien, Moritz or me in charge of the filming. 😉 … Continue reading Scandinavia Trip 2018 video
Indeed, I added Luxembourg to my list of countries I’ve already visited, thanks to Pawel, who lived there for an internship at the European parliament and who invited me to come over, so I visited him twice last Summer. In the first part, I’ll talk about the rides to- and from Luxembourg and in a … Continue reading Benelux complete
Actually, this was supposed to be my 3rd new year’s eve in Belgium if I wouldn’t have got sick last year. Anyway, just as in 2017-2018, we celebrated NYE in a camping house in Roeselare and, together with some friends from Germany and the UK, spent a few more days in Gent… I already went … Continue reading NYE #2 in Belgium
This is the English version of an article for the Team-Usability project about the accessibility of the FlixBus booking process. Hier gehts zur deutschen Version... Especially for people who cannot or are not allowed to drive their own vehicle due to their impairment, public transport is usually an indispensable part of their everyday life. In … Continue reading The website of FlixBus in practise test
This is a top 3 comparison of some of the most popular taxi and ridesharing services I came across so far… #1: FREE NOW (MYTAXI) According to the website, Mytaxi (now “FREE NOW”) is available in over 100 cities in 9 European countries. However, although certain cities might not be listed, you might still be … Continue reading Comparison of ridesharing services
I‘m Luana, a friend of Patrick‘s. (...) In February, I got back in touch with a former classmate of mine, Luca, who is spending a year working in Canada and invited me to visit him. Catching up with an old friend and doing my first overseas journey was a combination I certainly couldn‘t miss out on.
Of course, I didn’t leave a suitcase in Berlin but actually, I wanted to find a better title for this post than „A short trip to Berlin“ and this German saying was the first and so far only thing that came to my mind, so there we are. 😉 Also, this song expresses how nice … Continue reading “Ich hab noch einen Koffer in Berlin…”
I'm sorry, chaps, I've obviously been following BBC's radio comedy "Cabin Pressure" too much... Anyway, Moritz and I have indeed been to Zurich this weekend to catch up with Marcus where we met some of his friends and checked out different places, typical Swiss products and Swiss food. We came in by train on Friday … Continue reading This weekend: Zurich!
On Febuary 1st this year, Deutsche Bahn's mobility service center (MSZ) has discontinued their support for certain public transport companies, so handicapped travelers had to contact those companies directly in order to arrange assistance. Fortunately though, eversince March 21st, the MSZ started supporting all the public transport companies, so we can, once again, fully rely … Continue reading Positive change of Deutsche Bahn’s MSZ regulations
We have a saying in Germany: "Die schönsten Geschichten schreibt das Leben" and I can definitely confirm that life comes up with the most beautiful stories. At least as far as this weekend is concerned, I had a really awesome time visiting good old friends for a small reunion in good old Belgium! The only … Continue reading A short trip to Belgium on broken trains
Since Febuary 1st, Deutsche Bahn's mobility-service center (MSZ) has discontinued their support for certain public transport companies. This is due to the reason that, according to DB, these public transport companies would like to organize assistance for handicapped people themselves rather than taking advantage of the procedures used and provided by the MSZ. In a … Continue reading New Deutsche Bahn MSZ Regulations