Latest news from around the world on disability issues affecting China
EWeek 22nd January 2018 Microsoft Makes Its Office 365 Learning Tools More Inclusive By: Pedro Hernandez Microsoft’s collection of software helpers for classroom learns new tricks and eyes more Office apps. Microsoft is rolling out new Learning Tools, the software maker announced on Jan. 22, in time for the Bett education conference in London Jan… Continue Reading Microsoft Makes Its Office 365 Learning Tools More Inclusive
The Irish Sun 23rd January 2018 SIZE MATTERS Irish woman – who stands 3ft 5 inches tall – set to challenge world leaders to cater for people with disabilities at Davos 2018 Activist Sinead Burke is the only Irish female delegate to the World Economic Forum which will be attended by world leaders in business and… Continue Reading Default title
Business Matters 21st January 2017 Is the UK doing enough to make public transport more accessible? Accessibility for the disabled has been a hot topic in the UK for years, and it still is to this day. With conversation currently circling around whether or not the UK is truly as accessible as it claims to… Continue Reading Is the UK doing enough to make public transport more accessible?
Xinhua 16th January 2018 China to establish barrier-free transport system by 2020 Xinhua reported that China is looking to establish a service system for barrier-free transport by 2020, according to the Ministry of Transport (MOT). A guideline on improving transportation services for the elderly and the disabled was jointly released by the MOT, the Ministry… Continue Reading China to establish barrier-free transport system by 2020
China Daily 19th January 2017 Older dads lift odds of high myopia The older a father is, the higher the possibility his child will suffer from early-onset high myopia due to a mutation in a gene, Chinese scientists found. It is the first causal gene that has been proven, through complete animal model tests, to… Continue Reading Older dads lift odds of high myopia
ABC News 19th January 2018 Braille camp teaching vision impaired children from remote and regional towns to read By Jackson Vernon and Clare Blumer It’s tough teaching kids to read, but try teaching them to read with their fingers, then add in the fact they live in remote locations and attend school over the internet.… Continue Reading Braille camp teaching vision impaired children from remote and regional towns to read
South China Morning Post 18th January 2018 Hong Kong audio describers bring films to life for blind and visually impaired cinema-goers Narrators give a verbal blow-by-blow of what’s happening on screen, ensuring the cinema experience is accessible to all. But in Hong Kong, these special screenings only take place a handful of times a year… Continue Reading Hong Kong audio describers bring films to life for blind and visually impaired cinema-goers
Channels TV 11th January 2018 School For The Visually Impaired Teams Up With Microsoft Shen Yan-lin can mix music by computer. His fingers whip across the panel of a smartphone from app to app, changing settings at the same high speed. The faithful Windows user who studied PCs mostly by himself just wants more precision… Continue Reading School For The Visually Impaired Teams Up With Microsoft
Shanghai Daily 30th December 2017 The future’s bright for disabled residents Jiading organized a special auction of handicrafts created by local disabled people to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons on 3rd December. In addition to the auction, the district has introduced a special bus service, recreational centre, care programmes, and other welfare projects… Continue Reading The future’s bright for disabled residents
South China Morning Post 17th December 2017 CHINA’S BLIND AWAIT THE YEAR OF THE GUIDE DOG Of 5 million blind Chinese, just 200 are lucky enough to have a guide dog. And even those who do face constant barriers to travelling with their companion BY COCO LIU Chen Yan is not an ideal guest for… Continue Reading CHINA’S BLIND AWAIT THE YEAR OF THE GUIDE DOG
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