Can Hong Kong’s inclusive education marry non-local curricula?

South China Morning Post 14th September 2018 Can Hong Kong’s inclusive education marry non-local curricula? When it comes to educating children with special needs, parents and schools have many strategies to choose from to ensure their youngsters get the teaching that suits them best Integrating students with special educational needs (SEN) into mainstream classrooms has… Continue Reading Can Hong Kong’s inclusive education marry non-local curricula?

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Disabled in China: why life is still a struggle in a society designed for the able-bodied

South China Morning Post 6th September 2018 Disabled in China: why life is still a struggle in a society designed for the able-bodied By Rachel Cheung China has made great strides in its efforts to integrate those with disabilities, but the experiences of a Shenzhen couple show how much still needs to be done before… Continue Reading Disabled in China: why life is still a struggle in a society designed for the able-bodied

Explore Hong Kong landmarks through paintings you can hear and touch

South China Morning Post  18th March 2018 Explore Hong Kong landmarks through paintings you can hear and touch Central Beyond Vision exhibition aims to reach both sighted and visually impaired visitors with tactile art accompanied by audio descriptions Dealing with vision loss all her life has shaped many of Joyce Chan Lok-yee’s choices, from mundane… Continue Reading Explore Hong Kong landmarks through paintings you can hear and touch

Guidelines issued for 2022 barrier-free access

Ecns 8th September 2018 Guidelines issued for 2022 barrier-free access The Beijing 2022 organizing committee released guidelines for better barrier-free access on Friday, as Beijing and Zhangjiakou, the co-host city in Hebei province, are gearing up for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. The Guide to Barrier-free Services for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympics Games… Continue Reading Guidelines issued for 2022 barrier-free access

New app helps the blind find their way easier

Healthdata Management 8th September 2018 New app helps the blind find their way easier By Joseph Goedert A mobile app called WayAround, first introduced earlier this year to help persons with vision loss find items within the home, is now more widely available. Its developers say the iPhone-based app now also is available in an… Continue Reading New app helps the blind find their way easier

Riddoch Phenomenon’: When Blind Persons Can See Moving Objects

Newsclick 4th September 2018 Riddoch Phenomenon’: When Blind Persons Can See Moving Objects Can a person, who is otherwise blind, perceive moving objects?  Yes, it is possible. People suffering from the rarer visual problem ‘Riddoch phenomenon’ can perceive objects in motion, but are blind to other visual stimuli. A century-long mystery, Riddoch Phenomenon, has resurfaced,… Continue Reading Riddoch Phenomenon’: When Blind Persons Can See Moving Objects

Scottish knitting student invents a tartan for the blind

The Daily Record, Scotland 4th September 2018 Scottish knitting student invents a tartan for the blind Talented Anna Cuinu uses stitch patterns, buttons and belts to simulate the fabric after carrying out months of research at Borders university. A design student has created a tactile tartan to help people with visual impairments. Anna Cuinu, investigated… Continue Reading Scottish knitting student invents a tartan for the blind

Beijing ophthalmologist makes 3D printed spectacles to treat deformed corneas

3D Printing 15th August 2018 Beijing ophthalmologist makes 3D printed spectacles to treat deformed corneas By Umair Iftikhar Dr. Song Hongxin, an ophthalmologist and researcher at the Beijing Tongren Hospital, China, has 3D printed spectacles to help patients with deformed corneas. The 3D printed optical lenses are designed specifically to treat keratoconus, a progressive eye… Continue Reading Beijing ophthalmologist makes 3D printed spectacles to treat deformed corneas

Couple defy disability to become proud parents

china.org.cn China Daily  3rd September 2018 Couple defy disability to become proud parents As is customary in China, Zhang Yongfei and Tian Xiao held a family celebration this month to mark the 100th day since the birth of their son. Unlike most new parents, however, Zhang will never see his child, and Tian will never… Continue Reading Couple defy disability to become proud parents