Homecare,co.uk 31st May 2017 Driverless pods to be trialled by visually impaired people Article By: Sue Learner Visually impaired and blind people will be test-driving new driverless pods, which have been designed for short low-speed journeys. The autonomous pods designed by the INSIGHT project have been developed to make travelling around easier particularly for blind… Continue Reading Driverless pods to be trialled by visually impaired people
ECNS China to offer braille CET-4 tests after student lawsuit Braille test papers will be provided to students with vision disabilities for the first time as part of this summer’s College English Test 4 in June, National Education Examinations Authority said. Xiao Qian (alias), a female student at the Special Education College of Changchun University,… Continue Reading China to offer braille CET-4 tests after student lawsuit
E-Access Bulletin May 2017 A “Tax On Accessible Books” : mixed emotions at Marrakesh Treaty progress. The latest agreement in the process of implementing the Marrakesh Treaty, which aims to help end the ‘book famine’ faced by blind and visually impaired people, has been met with a mixture of praise and frustration. The treaty aims to… Continue Reading A “Tax On Accessible Books” : mixed emotions at Marrakesh Treaty progress.
People’s Daily 23rd May 2017 ‘Silent’ restaurant in Yunnan becomes beloved home for disabled employees By Sun Wenyu (People’s Daily Online) At a “silent” restaurant in Lijiang, Yunnan province, two-thirds of the staff is hearing-impaired or mute. According to Zhang Yushou, the owner of the restaurant and veteran of the food and beverage industry, a hearing-impaired… Continue Reading ‘Silent’ restaurant in Yunnan becomes beloved home for disabled employees
Women of China 21st May 2017 Sunday marks China’s 27th annual National Disabled Persons’ Day. In Beijing, the occasion was marked by a 10-km charity walk in the city’s Olympic Park, organised by the China Foundation for Disabled Persons. The event was attended by around 800 participants, including a number of disabled children. The event aimed… Continue Reading Sunday marks China’s 27th annual National Disabled Persons’ Day.
Global Times 21st May 2017 Orphanage home to disabled kids puts on show to raise awareness of disability issues Sunday marked the 27th annual National Day for Helping the Disabled in China. To mark the occasion, the nuns who run Liming Family, a Hebei Province-based Catholic orphanage that is home to many children with disabilities,… Continue Reading Orphanage home to disabled kids puts on show to raise awareness of disability issues
Xinhua 21st May 2017 China Focus: China’s disabled find support and opportunity The 27th National Day for Helping the Disabled on Sunday draws attention to the well-being of those living with disabilities. A reading party was held at the Capital Library of China in Beijing on Saturday afternoon. Some 30 volunteers took turns reading excerpts… Continue Reading China Focus: China’s disabled find support and opportunity
Indian Newslink 19th May 2017 The vision of Fred Hollows open a million eyes Fred Hollows Foundation has reached a record with over 1 million eye operations and treatments achieved in just one year, for the first time in its history. Chief Executive Brian Doolan described the achievement as ‘an important milestone that brings pride… Continue Reading The vision of Fred Hollows open a million eyes
Medical Xpress 17th May 2017 Blind people have brain map for ‘visual’ observations too Is what you’re looking at an object, a face, or a tree? When processing visual input, our brain uses different areas to recognise faces, body parts, scenes, and objects. Scientists at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, have now shown that… Continue Reading Blind people have brain map for ‘visual’ observations too
Ecns 16th May 2017 Chinese man with cerebral palsy achieves Harvard dream Editor: Li Yan A 29-year-old from the city of Wuhan in central China has shown that fierce dedication is indeed the path to the Ivy League. Ding Zheng, who was born with cerebral palsy, worked hard and studied at top Chinese university Peking… Continue Reading Chinese man with cerebral palsy achieves Harvard dream