Latest news from around the world on disability issues affecting China
BBC News 23rd July 2018 Sign-language hack lets Amazon Alexa respond to gestures If voice is the future of computing, what about those who cannot speak or hear?” That is the question posed by developer Abhishek Singh, the creator of an app that allows Amazon Alexa to respond to sign language. Mr Singh’s project uses… Continue Reading Sign-language hack lets Amazon Alexa respond to gestures
South China Morning News 25th September 2018 Are Hong Kong’s banks doing enough to help their disabled or elderly customers? Given the extreme geography of the city, one step up may seem like the least difficult task of the day for many Hong Kong residents. But, for the disabled, it can be an insurmountable barrier… Continue Reading Are Hong Kong’s banks doing enough to help their disabled or elderly customers?
Technosecrets 12th November 2018 Alibaba’s SmartScreen To Help Blind People Shop by Kanika Sharma For the past two years, Alibaba’s $15 BIllion R&D initiative Damo Academy has been working to provide better smartphone experience to the blind. Recently, in a joint effort with China’s Tsinghua University, it has come up with a silicone sheet which comes on the… Continue Reading Alibaba’s SmartScreen To Help Blind People Shop
Aljazeera 8th November 2018 Ray of hope: A school for the visually impaired in rural China The Mu Mengjie school in China’s Hebei Province helps children caught in the double bind of disability and poverty. by Nathan Gibson Hebei Province, China – Deep in the polluted flatlands of Hebei Province in northern China, Mengjie School… Continue Reading Ray of hope: A school for the visually impaired in rural China
Office of the Government Chief Executive Officer October 2018 Development of Assistive Technologies for Persons with Disabilities Hong Kong is a well-developed and mature digital economy. Use of the Internet for accessing information and online services has become a part of many people’s daily lives. People who are out of touch with the digital world… Continue Reading Development of Assistive Technologies for Persons with Disabilities
Talang November 2018 Explore Hong Kong landmarks through paintings you can hear and touch https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2138427/explore-hong-kong-landmarks-through-paintings-you-can-hear 7 Companies Making Fashion More Inclusive For Kids With Disabilities And the inspiring personal stories of the people behind the brands. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/adaptive-clothing-inclusive-fashion_us_5b841548e4b0cd327dfea255 Vo Thi Hoang Yen: Opening doors for Vietnam’s PWDs https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/asia-pacific/211028-profile-ramon-magsaysay-awardee-2018-vo-thi-hoang-yen-vietnam PROFILE: Judith Wood uses her own sight loss experience… Continue Reading Talang Nov 2018
South China Morning Post 21st October 2018 Civil service college plan won’t force out disabled Hong Kong teens, labour minister says Hong Kong’s labour minister defended a government plan to shut down a job training centre for disabled teens to make way for a new civil service college, despite more than 1,200 people signing a… Continue Reading Civil service college plan won’t force out disabled Hong Kong teens, labour minister says
inquirer.net 2nd October 2018 Sisters with disability in China make a living by singing in live-stream videos Three sisters have garnered a huge following — 260,000 fans, to be exact — after finding their niche in live-stream videos. The sisters, Peng Yan, 31, Peng Jiangqiu, 28, and Peng Jiangdan, 25, were born with brittle bone disease, as per… Continue Reading Sisters with disability in China make a living by singing in live-stream videos
CGNT 15th October 2018 The orchestra of blind children: I don’t need sympathy, I just can’t see They can’t see the music sheets, nor any of the instruments. Yet they play grand music pieces together, almost flawlessly with their trumpets, flutes and clarinets. This is the miracle created by the Chongqing Yangfan Wind Band of… Continue Reading The orchestra of blind children: I don’t need sympathy, I just can’t see
Wages and job prospects of Hong Kong’s visually impaired not rising proportionately with education levels, study finds
South China Morning Post 16th October 2018 Wages and job prospects of Hong Kong’s visually impaired not rising proportionately with education levels, study finds Visually impaired people in Hong Kong are attaining higher education levels, but there has been no commensurate increase in their salaries and job opportunities, a study has found. The research by… Continue Reading Wages and job prospects of Hong Kong’s visually impaired not rising proportionately with education levels, study finds
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