I was born in 1975 and I live in the southwestern part of Germany in the Rhine valley and I’m a wheeler with SMA. I studied computer science, now working as a web developer. I’m a nerd, loving Science and Science Fiction – especially Star Trek. I travel a lot, seeing the world is one of my big passions. I love to hang out with friends and go to the cinema as well as enjoying arts and culture.
I’m severely disabled and need help around the clock, although it’s only standby during nights. I organize my assistance in the employer model, meaning that I run a small business to employ my staff. At the moment I have 8 assistants, both male and female.
As a political activist, I fight for the rights of disabled people, e.g. for better accessibility or the right to live in the community. I have a big interest in technology and accessibility and give talks on the topic and participate in several projects focussing on empowerment.
Why I Tech
Technology is a unique and powerful tool to explore and conquer the world – that is, to shape everyone’s personal environment and to make it accessible. But it is more than just a mere expedient: it resonates with curiosity and creativity. By means of tech, people can live up to their full potential and thus making the world a better place: more equal and inclusive.
#ada18’s motto is ideas to change the world – my tech idea is
to build systems which empower people.