Latest news from around the world on disability issues affecting China
South China Morning Post 14th September 2018 Can Hong Kong’s inclusive education marry non-local curricula? When it comes to educating children with special needs, parents and schools have many strategies to choose from to ensure their youngsters get the teaching that suits them best Integrating students with special educational needs (SEN) into mainstream classrooms has… Continue Reading Can Hong Kong’s inclusive education marry non-local curricula?
South China Morning Post 6th September 2018 Disabled in China: why life is still a struggle in a society designed for the able-bodied By Rachel Cheung China has made great strides in its efforts to integrate those with disabilities, but the experiences of a Shenzhen couple show how much still needs to be done before… Continue Reading Disabled in China: why life is still a struggle in a society designed for the able-bodied
South China Morning Post 18th March 2018 Explore Hong Kong landmarks through paintings you can hear and touch Central Beyond Vision exhibition aims to reach both sighted and visually impaired visitors with tactile art accompanied by audio descriptions Dealing with vision loss all her life has shaped many of Joyce Chan Lok-yee’s choices, from mundane… Continue Reading Explore Hong Kong landmarks through paintings you can hear and touch
Ecns 8th September 2018 Guidelines issued for 2022 barrier-free access The Beijing 2022 organizing committee released guidelines for better barrier-free access on Friday, as Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the co-host city in Hebei province, are gearing up for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. The Guide to Barrier-free Services for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympics Games… Continue Reading Guidelines issued for 2022 barrier-free access
Healthdata Management 8th September 2018 New app helps the blind find their way easier By Joseph Goedert A mobile app called WayAround, first introduced earlier this year to help persons with vision loss find items within the home, is now more widely available. Its developers say the iPhone-based app now also is available in an… Continue Reading New app helps the blind find their way easier
Newsclick 4th September 2018 Riddoch Phenomenon’: When Blind Persons Can See Moving Objects Can a person, who is otherwise blind, perceive moving objects? Yes, it is possible. People suffering from the rarer visual problem ‘Riddoch phenomenon’ can perceive objects in motion, but are blind to other visual stimuli. A century-long mystery, Riddoch Phenomenon, has resurfaced,… Continue Reading Riddoch Phenomenon’: When Blind Persons Can See Moving Objects
The Daily Record, Scotland 4th September 2018 Scottish knitting student invents a tartan for the blind Talented Anna Cuinu uses stitch patterns, buttons and belts to simulate the fabric after carrying out months of research at Borders university. A design student has created a tactile tartan to help people with visual impairments. Anna Cuinu, investigated… Continue Reading Scottish knitting student invents a tartan for the blind
New York Times 3rd September 2018 Braille for a New Digital Age When she was a graduate student in her native Bulgaria about five years ago, Kristina Tsvetanova was once asked to help a blind friend sign up online for a class. Understanding why he could not do so opened her eyes to the lag… Continue Reading Braille for a New Digital Age
3D Printing 15th August 2018 Beijing ophthalmologist makes 3D printed spectacles to treat deformed corneas By Umair Iftikhar Dr. Song Hongxin, an ophthalmologist and researcher at the Beijing Tongren Hospital, China, has 3D printed spectacles to help patients with deformed corneas. The 3D printed optical lenses are designed specifically to treat keratoconus, a progressive eye… Continue Reading Beijing ophthalmologist makes 3D printed spectacles to treat deformed corneas
china.org.cn China Daily 3rd September 2018 Couple defy disability to become proud parents As is customary in China, Zhang Yongfei and Tian Xiao held a family celebration this month to mark the 100th day since the birth of their son. Unlike most new parents, however, Zhang will never see his child, and Tian will never… Continue Reading Couple defy disability to become proud parents
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