Across China. Volunteers “read” movies for the blind

Xinhua 25th October 2017 Across China. Volunteers “read” movies for the blind At 0:51, he stopped his bicycle and took off his black leather gloves. At 1:06, a thin man in a black coat, who looks like a thief, took off his helmet. At 2:53, early next morning, Mr. Six was walking his birds. This… Continue Reading Across China. Volunteers “read” movies for the blind

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Walking the talk on the Great Wall — Australian schoolgirl with cerebral palsy shows willpower in China

Xinhua 18th October 2017 Feature: Walking the talk on the Great Wall — Australian schoolgirl with cerebral palsy shows willpower in China Editor: Lu Hui by Xinhua writer Xiong Maoling Once built to keep invaders out, the Great Wall, one of China’s best-known faces, has now become a platform to bring people together. For Taylor… Continue Reading Walking the talk on the Great Wall — Australian schoolgirl with cerebral palsy shows willpower in China

Across China: Light in the darkness

Xinhua 15th October 2017 Across China: Light in the darkness Zhang Fubin cannot not see anything, but to many people, he brought them light. For 17 years, the elderly blind man’s library, named the House of Sunshine, has offered free access to more than 5,000 books to residents in Nanchangchi Village, north China’s Shanxi Province.… Continue Reading Across China: Light in the darkness

Talang May 2nd 2017 – Issue 234

Talang May 2nd 2017 – Issue 234 Table of Content News Clips Inclusive Education: Activist again raises issue of accessibility of schools for disabled children http://armenianow.com/news/65922/armenia_inclusive_education_schools_concern_deputy_yerevan_mayor_disabled  Government approves new Down’s syndrome test http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-37824048  Multiple sclerosis vision damage (optic neuropathy) can be reversed by common Over the counter (OTC) cold drug: Study http://www.belmarrahealth.com/multiple-sclerosis-vision-damage-optic-neuropathy-reversed-otc-cold-drug/  Rights Advocacy Elayne Clift: women and… Continue Reading Talang May 2nd 2017 – Issue 234

Talang May 1st 2017 – Issue 233

Talang May 1st 2017 – Issue 233 Table of Content News Clips City mobility apps trialled to fight Blue Badge fraud across Europe http://eab.li/4k . Innovative project combines sign language with geography http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1437493-innovative-project-combines-sign-language-with-geography  Scientists identify gene that causes severe glaucoma in children http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/06/10/Scientists-identify-gene-that-causes-severe-glaucoma-in-children/1971465577259/    Rights Advocacy Right To Read http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2015-10-18/right-to-read-sdf.html  News from the Field Inclusive education – a chance… Continue Reading Talang May 1st 2017 – Issue 233

Xu Wei’s Long Road To Freedom

Xu Wei, a patient incarcerated for over 14 years in Shanghai’s Qingchun Psychiatric Rehabilitation Hospital, finally won his freedom on 27th September 2017.  This case, often hailed as the “first case” under China’s new Mental Health Law (2013), has a long and complex history. In 2003 Xu Wei was admitted to hospital after an argument… Continue Reading Xu Wei’s Long Road To Freedom