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

From pixels to taxels—a new world of opportunities for the blind

Medical Xpress 21st September 2017 From pixels to taxels—a new world of opportunities for the blind Digital technologies evolve at an incredible pace. Yet, they are still leaving people behind: visually-impaired people, for example, are completely locked out from the use of touchscreen devices. A European Union-funded consortium has therefore created the BlindPAD to exploit… Continue Reading From pixels to taxels—a new world of opportunities for the blind

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

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

Blind Hong Kong student who reads Braille with her lips wins full scholarship for UK studies

South China Morning Post 19th September 2017 Blind Hong Kong student who reads Braille with her lips wins full scholarship for UK studies Despite being blind and hearing-impaired, Tsang Tsz-kwan, 24, has continually impressed her teachers and peers By Billy Wong A blind student who got top exam results by reading Braille with her lips… Continue Reading Blind Hong Kong student who reads Braille with her lips wins full scholarship for UK studies

Google introduces new accessibility features with the release of Android 9.0 Oreo

Global Accessibility News Google introduces new accessibility features with the release of Android 9.0 Oreo Aug 25, 2017 Marshmallow, Nougat and now finally the Oreo. Google recently unveiled its latest software update in line with its dessert naming tradition for the world’s most popular smartphone operating system. The Android 8.0 Oreo comes with some exciting… Continue Reading Google introduces new accessibility features with the release of Android 9.0 Oreo