Sign-language hack lets Amazon Alexa respond to gestures

BBC News 23rd July 2018 Sign-language hack lets Amazon Alexa respond to gestures If voice is the future of computing, what about those who cannot speak or hear?” That is the question posed by developer Abhishek Singh, the creator of an app that allows Amazon Alexa to respond to sign language. Mr Singh’s project uses… Continue Reading Sign-language hack lets Amazon Alexa respond to gestures

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Are Hong Kong’s banks doing enough to help their disabled or elderly customers?

South China Morning News 25th September 2018 Are Hong Kong’s banks doing enough to help their disabled or elderly customers? Given the extreme geography of the city, one step up may seem like the least difficult task of the day for many Hong Kong residents. But, for the disabled, it can be an insurmountable barrier… Continue Reading Are Hong Kong’s banks doing enough to help their disabled or elderly customers?

Alibaba’s SmartScreen To Help Blind People Shop

Technosecrets 12th November 2018 Alibaba’s SmartScreen To Help Blind People Shop by Kanika Sharma For the past two years, Alibaba’s $15 BIllion R&D initiative Damo Academy has been working to provide better smartphone experience to the blind. Recently, in a joint effort with China’s Tsinghua University, it has come up with a silicone sheet which comes on the… Continue Reading Alibaba’s SmartScreen To Help Blind People Shop

Ray of hope: A school for the visually impaired in rural China

Aljazeera 8th November 2018 Ray of hope: A school for the visually impaired in rural China The Mu Mengjie school in China’s Hebei Province helps children caught in the double bind of disability and poverty. by  Nathan Gibson Hebei Province, China – Deep in the polluted flatlands of Hebei Province in northern China, Mengjie School… Continue Reading Ray of hope: A school for the visually impaired in rural China

Development of Assistive Technologies for Persons with Disabilities

Office of the Government Chief Executive Officer October 2018 Development of Assistive Technologies for Persons with Disabilities Hong Kong is a well-developed and mature digital economy. Use of the Internet for accessing information and online services has become a part of many people’s daily lives. People who are out of touch with the digital world… Continue Reading Development of Assistive Technologies for Persons with Disabilities

Talang Nov 2018

Talang November 2018 Explore Hong Kong landmarks through paintings you can hear and touch https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/community/article/2138427/explore-hong-kong-landmarks-through-paintings-you-can-hear 7 Companies Making Fashion More Inclusive For Kids With Disabilities And the inspiring personal stories of the people behind the brands. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/adaptive-clothing-inclusive-fashion_us_5b841548e4b0cd327dfea255 Vo Thi Hoang Yen: Opening doors for Vietnam’s PWDs https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/asia-pacific/211028-profile-ramon-magsaysay-awardee-2018-vo-thi-hoang-yen-vietnam PROFILE: Judith Wood uses her own sight loss experience… Continue Reading Talang Nov 2018

Civil service college plan won’t force out disabled Hong Kong teens, labour minister says

South China Morning Post 21st October 2018 Civil service college plan won’t force out disabled Hong Kong teens, labour minister says Hong Kong’s labour minister defended a government plan to shut down a job training centre for disabled teens to make way for a new civil service college, despite more than 1,200 people signing a… Continue Reading Civil service college plan won’t force out disabled Hong Kong teens, labour minister says

Sisters with disability in China make a living by singing in live-stream videos

inquirer.net 2nd October 2018 Sisters with disability in China make a living by singing in live-stream videos Three sisters have garnered a huge following — 260,000 fans, to be exact — after finding their niche in live-stream videos. The sisters, Peng Yan, 31, Peng Jiangqiu, 28, and Peng Jiangdan, 25, were born with brittle bone disease, as per… Continue Reading Sisters with disability in China make a living by singing in live-stream videos

The orchestra of blind children: I don’t need sympathy, I just can’t see

CGNT 15th October 2018 The orchestra of blind children: I don’t need sympathy, I just can’t see They can’t see the music sheets, nor any of the instruments. Yet they play grand music pieces together, almost flawlessly with their trumpets, flutes and clarinets. This is the miracle created by the Chongqing Yangfan Wind Band of… Continue Reading The orchestra of blind children: I don’t need sympathy, I just can’t see

Wages and job prospects of Hong Kong’s visually impaired not rising proportionately with education levels, study finds

South China Morning Post 16th October 2018 Wages and job prospects of Hong Kong’s visually impaired not rising proportionately with education levels, study finds Visually impaired people in Hong Kong are attaining higher education levels, but there has been no commensurate increase in their salaries and job opportunities, a study has found. The research by… Continue Reading Wages and job prospects of Hong Kong’s visually impaired not rising proportionately with education levels, study finds