The sixth sense explained: How the brain fools you into feeling things you haven’t seen

The New Daily 3rd February 2019 The sixth sense explained: How the brain fools you into feeling things you haven’t seen by John Elder Researchers have found a short cut in the brain that allows some blind people to navigate the world and react to sudden movements – as if they can actually see what’s… Continue Reading The sixth sense explained: How the brain fools you into feeling things you haven’t seen

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With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight

Berkeley News 15th March 2019 With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight By Robert Sanders, Media relations March 15, 2019 It was surprisingly simple. University of California, Berkeley, scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around obstacles as easily as… Continue Reading With single gene insertion, blind mice regain sight

China to launch online braille platform

China.org.cn 14th March 2019 China to launch online braille platform China will launch an online braille platform with a translation function to make it easier for the visually impaired to read what they want, authorities said Thursday. The Braille Online Platform of China, developed by a team led by Su Wei at Lanzhou University in… Continue Reading China to launch online braille platform

Thinking Equal in China: Jin’s Path in Disability Rights

Thinking Equal in China: Jin’s Path in Disability Rights On International Women’s Day 2019, we are sharing stories of women doing inspiring work across East Asia and Pacific. Whether in the business world, advocacy, media or countless other sectors, their contributions highlight the transformative power of women in the region. Jin Ling is a journalist… Continue Reading Thinking Equal in China: Jin’s Path in Disability Rights

China, EU highlight rights of persons with disabilities at UN Human Rights Council

Xinhua 27th February 2019 China, EU highlight rights of persons with disabilities at UN Human Rights Council China attaches great importance to undertakings for persons with disabilities, and will not leave behind a single one of them while building a moderately prosperous society, a senior Chinese diplomat said at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC)… Continue Reading China, EU highlight rights of persons with disabilities at UN Human Rights Council

Push to extend training for disabled

Hong Kong Standard 18th February 2019 Push to extend training for disabled A job training center for the disabled should go back to three-year programs, a grouping of trainers, parents and lawmakers says. The Shine Improvement Program Alliance surveyed 484 people with an interest in the Shine Skills Center to gain ideas. Eighty-seven percent said… Continue Reading Push to extend training for disabled

China’s new rules on education for people with disabilities still fall short, says NGO

Hong Kong Free Press 25th February 2019 China’s new rules on education for people with disabilities still fall short, says NGO China has released revised regulations on education for people with disabilities. However, despite positive changes to guaranteeing education for persons with disabilities, they still fall short in critical areas, says Maya Wang, a researcher… Continue Reading China’s new rules on education for people with disabilities still fall short, says NGO

Taipei to offer transport discount for senior citizens and the disabled

Radio Taipei International 22nd February 2019 Taipei to offer transport discount for senior citizens and the disabled The Taipei City Government announced Friday that it will offer an EASYCARD discount to senior citizens and those with disabilities. The discount will take effect March 1. The city government hopes those eligible for the discount will use… Continue Reading Taipei to offer transport discount for senior citizens and the disabled