Talang August 2nd 2017 – Issue 240

Talang August 2nd 2017 – Issue 240 Table of Content News Clips Disability rights campaigners aim for accessible toilets across Dubai https://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/disability-campaigners-aim-for-improved-toilet-facilities-across-dubai-1.613450   In A World First, New Breed of Robotic Devices Aim to Make Blind People See Again http://wallstreetpit.com/112836-robotic-devices-blind-people-see-again/  Treating Cerebral Palsy with stem cell https://goo.gl/MHpyMR    Rights Advocacy How Is The World Treating People… Continue Reading Talang August 2nd 2017 – Issue 240

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Talang August 1st 2017 – Issue 239

Talang August 1st 2017 – Issue 239 Table of Content News Clips New UN committee member first with learning disability http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3641382/New-UN-committee-member-learning-disability.html#ixzz4BlPRzlJh   Young South Korean entrepreneur to sell world’s first braille smartwatch http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Young-South-Korean-entrepreneur-to-sell-world-s-first-braille-smartwatch Eye conditions associated with diabetes http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/listen-to-your-sugar/Eye-conditions-associated-with-diabetes/articleshow/52288849.cms    Rights Advocacy European Union turns up heat on rights of people with disabilities http://satprnews.com/2016/12/05/eu-turns-up-heat-on-rights-of-people-with-disabilities/ News from… Continue Reading Talang August 1st 2017 – Issue 239

Helping people with disabilities in China

Deutsche Welle 17th January 2017 Helping people with disabilities in China (video) They’ve been called China’s invisible millions. People with disabilities are rarely seen in public, and the country is only just beginning to think about their infrastructure needs. But at least in bigger cities, this is beginning to change. http://www.dw.com/en/helping-people-with-disabilities-in-china/av-42184967

China Province Acts to Help Local Women

Women of China 2nd February 2018 China Province Acts to Help Local Women Editor: Chen Caixia Women’s federation official Sun Yuanyuan recently took up the post of first secretary in Wazhao Village, central China’s Henan Province. She says she has been greatly touched by the stories of local villagers. For example, villager Li Nuo has been… Continue Reading China Province Acts to Help Local Women

Advocate speaks out for sexually harassed deaf and dumb women in China

Global Times 1st February 2018 Advocate speaks out for sexually harassed deaf and dumb women in China By Xie Wenting “I’ve set up an electric shock device outside my vagina. If anyone touches it, he’ll be electrocuted.” This line is from Vagina Monologues, a popular play that encourages women to speak out about their sexual… Continue Reading Advocate speaks out for sexually harassed deaf and dumb women in China

Blind teen violinist commutes 12 hours for music lessons

Inquirer.com 31st January 2018 Blind teen violinist commutes 12 hours for music lessons While others would look at blindness as a disability if not a curse, for 17-year-old Ding Yijie from southern China, blindness only meant looking for a creative alternative in learning music apart from reading a music sheet. Yijie’s dream is honest in… Continue Reading Blind teen violinist commutes 12 hours for music lessons

Out of Her Hands: Trials and Trauma of a Blind Masseuse

Sixth Tone Out of Her Hands: Trials and Trauma of a Blind Masseuse Visually impaired women in China’s massage industry face sexual assault by male clients and few career alternatives. Editor: Jessica Levine. BEIJING — Zheng Ting never feels safe walking alone at night. It’s not because she’s visually impaired: After years of orientation and… Continue Reading Out of Her Hands: Trials and Trauma of a Blind Masseuse

Blind Woman Takes Tianjin Teaching Exam to Task

Sixth Tone 30th January 2018 Blind Woman Takes Tianjin Teaching Exam to Task Candidate’s case highlights need for national physical exam standards — or no health check at all. A blind woman in the northern municipality of Tianjin has registered for the provincial-level teachers’ exam — but even if she passes, whether she’ll be eligible… Continue Reading Blind Woman Takes Tianjin Teaching Exam to Task

Commercialisation of research results: PolyU turns novel myopia control contact lens to product

Research Asia 25th January 2018 Commercialisation of research results: PolyU turns novel myopia control contact lens to product Asia-Pacific, Assistive Technology, News, January 25 2018 HONG KONG:  Myopia (or short-sightedness) is a major cause of ocular morbidity for school children, especially among ethnic Chinese. The optometry research team led by Professor To Chi-ho, Head of the… Continue Reading Commercialisation of research results: PolyU turns novel myopia control contact lens to product

Taipei, visually impaired runners set off on 500km relay tour

Taipei Times 19th November 2017 Taipei, visually impaired runners set off on 500km relay tour A group of visually impaired runners on Thursday set off from Taipei on the first leg of a 500km relay that is to end in Kaohsiung. Tethered to sighted runners, the visually impaired athletes ran 10km on the first leg… Continue Reading Taipei, visually impaired runners set off on 500km relay tour