Ko has not improved care for disabled: groups

Taipei Times 21st September 2017 Ko has not improved care for disabled: groups By Abraham GerberStaff reporter Independent Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has failed to fulfill his electoral promises to introduce community care and new crisis management services for mentally ill and disabled people, groups said yesterday. Representatives of the Taipei Life of Heart… Continue Reading Ko has not improved care for disabled: groups

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Across China: Smartphone app opens the world for the visually impaired

Xinhua 22nd September 2017 Across China: Smartphone app opens the world for the visually impaired Editor: Zhou Xin After a long day at work, Yang Haitao pulls out his smartphone, opens the WeChat social networking app, and asks one of his friends where they should meet for dinner. While this seems normal for many people,… Continue Reading Across China: Smartphone app opens the world for the visually impaired

Westminster by touch – Ellen Bassani

“This isn’t good enough for a bed chamber!” The “this” referred to was Westminster Hall.  The speaker was William Rufus, the son of William the Conqueror.  Perhaps Rufus was used to something grander.  Yet an elaborate, hammer-vaulted roof the size of a football pitch and as high as three double-decker buses sat one upon the… Continue Reading Westminster by touch – Ellen Bassani