Latest news from around the world on disability issues affecting China
E-Access Bulletin, April 2017: issue 189 Countdown to the UK release of the first Braille smartwatch. The first Braille smartwatch for visually impaired people is planned to be shipped out to customers in May, after initially taking around 140,000 orders from customers around the world. The Dot Watch lets users read messages through four Braille… Continue Reading Countdown to the UK release of the first Braille smartwatch.
BBC News 27th April 2017 Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin, study says By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News website It might be possible to treat the main cause of permanent blindness before people notice any loss of vision, say University College London researchers. They have developed a new kind of… Continue Reading Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin, study says
Urging Accessible Environment For The Disabled, An Easter Carnival Held At Kaohsiung’s Gangshan District
TCnn 25th April 2017 Urging Accessible Environment For The Disabled, An Easter Carnival Held At Kaohsiung’s Gangshan District Taiwan Church News 3399 Edition 17 – 23 April, 2017 Urging Accessible Environment For The Disabled, An Easter Carnival Held At Kaohsiung’s Gangshan District Reported by Chen Yi-fan A community Easter carnival, combining a celebration of the… Continue Reading Urging Accessible Environment For The Disabled, An Easter Carnival Held At Kaohsiung’s Gangshan District
Xinhua 24th April 2017 China’s first gallery for persons with disabilities opens in Beijing CHINA’S first gallery for persons with disabilities in Beijing on Sunday, offering a place for them to showcase calligraphic work and paintings. The gallery was established by the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) and China Braille Library and will be used… Continue Reading China’s first gallery for persons with disabilities opens in Beijing
China Disabled Persons’ Federation 12th April 2017 Disabled man builds bridge for his village It took Wan 16 year to build the bridge, which cost him over 10,000 dollars. In order to build it, Wan worked as a security guard for all that time, and also borrowed some money from his friends and family. “The… Continue Reading Disabled man builds bridge for his village
The Bookseller 17th April 2017 Revolutionary e-reader Canute hopes to boost Braille literacy by Molly Flatt Revolutionary and radically affordable, this Braille ereader is long overdue. The pitch Affordable Braille is essential for blind literacy, education and employment, yet Braille use has been declining for decades due to stagnant technology. Canute is a revolutionary and radically… Continue Reading Revolutionary e-reader Canute hopes to boost Braille literacy
China Disabled Persons Federation 14th March 2017 Teacher dedicates life to helping deaf-mute children Yuan Jinghua’s brothers and sisters all got married before they were 20. Yuan, however, didn’t get married until she was 25 as many young men were frightened away by her special “dowry”: 45 deaf-mute children. “If they wanted to marry me,… Continue Reading Teacher dedicates life to helping deaf-mute children
China Disabled Persons Federation 23rd February 2017 Woman with disability starts business with friends Liu Guijun, a 49-year-old disabled woman in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, started a business with some of her disabled friends more than a decade ago, and it’s still growing. “We can achieve something despite our disadvantages”, said Liu. Twenty years ago, Liu… Continue Reading Woman with disability starts business with friends
China Disabled Persons Federation 16th March 2017 Zhang calls for cultivation of professionals in rehabilitation services Zhang Haidi attended the CPPCC plenary meeting on March 11 and delivered a speech on rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities. Rehabilitation services are the most urgent need of persons with disabilities and an important part of the national… Continue Reading Zhang calls for cultivation of professionals in rehabilitation services
Uber Newsroom 18th February 2016 uberASSIST — ride with an extra helping hand Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of uberASSIST in Hong Kong – a new option designed to provide additional assistance to seniors and members of the community with disabilities. With just a tap of a button, those needing an extra hand… Continue Reading uberASSIST — ride with an extra helping hand
About China Vision
China Vision supports individuals and organisations working to empower and enhance the rights of people with disabilities in China. We form people-to-people links, sharing experiences to drive practical actions aimed at improving the lives of people with visual and other disabilities. By sharing information and resources internationally we work to reduce discrimination and enhance social equality.
About China Vision
China Vision was founded in London in 1999 by a group of individuals concerned about disability, human rights, civil society and open media in China. This group included educators, disability rights activists, media professionals and China specialists, all of whom recognized the severe problems faced by visually impaired people seeking equal access to education and employment in China. China Vision was registered as a UK charity in 1999, with the specific purpose of supporting education for people with visual disabilities in the People’s Republic of China. As our work has grown, we have recognized the need to engage more broadly in disability rights in China, so our remit now covers other areas of disability, including intellectual and psychosocial disability.
China Vision is also alert to all human rights concerns which might affect the lives and livelihoods of people with disabilities, including discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, age, religion or sexuality. Initially we supported study visits to the UK by visually disabled teachers, provided a variety of reading materials and equipment to blind people across China, and facilitated exchange between individuals engaged in disability rights and education in China and the UK. Since 2005, China Vision has become more directly involved in rights-based advocacy in China, supporting the development of independent media production by blind and other disabled people. Since 2008 China Vision has managed and monitored over a dozen disability rights projects, covering Disabled People’s Organization capacity building, media production, monitoring implementation of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), rights advocacy, inclusive education and supported employment. These projects have all been inspired by our partners in China and developed jointly by Chinese disability rights activists and China Vision.
China Vision Projects
Current Projects 2015
China Vision to support Henan Inclusive Education Resource and Advocacy CentrePortfolio Qisehua
Qisehua Inclusive KindergartenPortfolio
Xiamen Ainuo’s Parents Training
Tianjin Yuesheng Disabled Persons’ Cultural Centre
Rong Ai Rong LePortfolio
Talang Online Magazine
Beijing One Plus One