Disabled people also benefit from the Internet. One disabled man in Berlin developed "Wheelmap.org," an online service that helps disabled people navigate the barriers and obstacles of modern cities.
While a combined Olympic and Paralympic Games is logistically unfeasible, disabled and non-disabled athletes could learn a lot from each other. The road for equality remains a long and complicated one.
Finally, the German government has decided to focus on digitalization, four years after three ministries rolled out a joint "digital agenda." But the new chief of digital affairs will have her work cut out for her.
France has floated the idea of slapping labels on products like electronics to tell consumers how long they will last, and how easily they can be recycled. But would such schemes actually inspire greener choices?
Once a craft practiced by village women, "tatreez" has become a symbol of women's resistance, identity and heritage. Fatima Abbadi, who spent years exploring its rich and turbulent history, told DW how that happened.
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