Latest news from around the world on disability issues affecting China
ECNS 11th August 2017 One-hand man gets teaching position after rejection by education authorities A man who has only one hand has been offered job as a public school teacher after being initially rejected by local education authorities. Lin Chuanhua’s name is seen on the list of training for new teachers recruited this year published… Continue Reading One-hand man gets teaching position after rejection by education authorities
Techdigg July 2017 How Alexa Opened Doors That Were Once Closed to the Disabled Being a techie for decades has opened my eyes to how much technology has advanced in many parts of our lives. Going back to when the original Sony PlayStation became available, many people thought the system’s graphics and controls would not… Continue Reading How Alexa Opened Doors That Were Once Closed to the Disabled
Wired 2nd August 2017 How Apple Is Putting Voices in Users’ Heads – Literally My conversation with Mathias Bahnmueller started as pretty much all my phone interviews do. “Can you hear me?” he asked, and I replied affirmatively. Then I asked him the same question. His answer was yes—he could hear me very clearly. And… Continue Reading How Apple Is Putting Voices in Users’ Heads – Literally
News Lens International The Last of Taiwan’s ‘Blind Masseurs’ By Shannon Lin Shannon Lin is a staff writer currently on a mission to investigate all things related to Taiwan society and culture and to pet every cat met along the way. What you need to know ‘Blind massage’ was first introduced to Taiwan by the… Continue Reading The Last of Taiwan’s ‘Blind Masseurs’
Xinhua 9th August 2017 China plans to offer free treatment to impoverished cataract patients, according to a plan published Wednesday. The poverty alleviation and health authorities are building a long-term mechanism to cover all cataract patients living in poverty by 2020. The plan specifies requirements for hospitals, patients and monitoring quality of cataract surgeries. Cataracts… Continue Reading China to offer free cures to cataract patients in poverty
The FINANCIAL Channel 21st June 2017 Major funding to advance world’s first river blindness vaccine The University of Liverpool is part of a new $3.6 million international project to put into action a strategic plan to create a preventative vaccine for River Blindness, with the ultimate goal of eliminating the disease from Sub-Saharan Africa. River… Continue Reading Major funding to advance world’s first river blindness vaccine
The Journal 19th July 2017 3D Printing Pen Receives Endorsement for Learners with Vision Loss By Sri Ravipati 3Doodler Start recently received a coveted endorsement for one of its 3D printing pens from a major United Kingdom-based charity for people who are blind or have vision loss. The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)… Continue Reading 3D Printing Pen Receives Endorsement for Learners with Vision Loss
Shanghai Daily 8th August 2017 Mentally disabled thrive if given a chance By Xu Wenwen and Shi Jia To get a cup of coffee at Hangzhou’s Wisdom Tree Cafe, customers need to wait much longer than in usual coffee houses, but nobody minds because it’s all for a good cause. The baristas, cashiers and bakers… Continue Reading Mentally disabled thrive if given a chance
Women of China 9th August 2017 ‘Tiger Mom’ Helps Her Son Become an English Translator Liguan Yanping, 28, was born in Southwest China’s Chongqing. He weighed only 1.4 kilogram and later was diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy due to his preterm delivery. Thanks to the perseverance and firm training from his mother Guan Ping, Liguan… Continue Reading ‘Tiger Mom’ Helps Her Son Become an English Translator
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