Across China: Father gives disabled youth a chance to work

Xinhua 27th May 2018 Across China: Father gives disabled youth a chance to work Zhang Jianxin is passionate about working on the farm. Every morning, he gets up on time at 6:30 a.m. After making his bed and washing, he begins cleaning the yard or feeding the geese. One year ago, Zhang’s parents could not… Continue Reading Across China: Father gives disabled youth a chance to work

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China standardizes sign languages, braille

Xinhua 21st May 2018 China standardizes sign languages, braille BEIJING, May 21 (Xinhua) — China has released official standards for sign languages and braille that will go into effect on July 1, the China Disabled Persons’ Federation announced Monday. The standards were piloted for one and a half years before being approved by the federation,… Continue Reading China standardizes sign languages, braille

Disabled Art Troupe Educates, Entertains Shenyang

Women of.China 22nd May 2018 Disabled Art Troupe Educates, Entertains Shenyang Performers from Shenyang disabled people’s art troupe staged a performance at Zhonghua Theater in Shenyang, Northeast China’s Liaoning province, on May 21. The performance was designed to promote self-confidence among the disabled and demonstrate what disabled people are able to achieve, despite physical limitations,… Continue Reading Disabled Art Troupe Educates, Entertains Shenyang

The UK’s first braille treasure hunt has been launched in Greater Manchester

The UK’s first braille treasure hunt has been launched in Greater Manchester Treasure trails are great fun and a brilliant way of exploring an area, which is why the launch of a new braille treasure hunt in England is to be welcomed. The Stockport Brows and Bridges Trail in Greater Manchester also aims to raise… Continue Reading The UK’s first braille treasure hunt has been launched in Greater Manchester

Hong Kong volunteer hopes to train more guide dogs for city’s visually impaired

South China Morning Post 24th May 2018 Hong Kong volunteer hopes to train more guide dogs for city’s visually impaired Bruno, a two-year-old Labrador retriever, already has his career path mapped out. He will be following in the “pawsteps” of his parents, who are both guide dogs for the blind. The young canine is one… Continue Reading Hong Kong volunteer hopes to train more guide dogs for city’s visually impaired

Rich colours and hard work bring acclaim to autistic Hong Kong painter

South China Morning Post 22nd May 2018 Rich colours and hard work bring acclaim to autistic Hong Kong painter It is 9am, and in a corner of the studio, Vicky Chan Sze-man has already begun to paint. The 36-year-old artist with autism and intellectual disability focuses on her work and does not talk much. Asked… Continue Reading Rich colours and hard work bring acclaim to autistic Hong Kong painter

Touchable exhibition organized for visually-impaired children

Xinhua 23rd May 2018 Touchable exhibition organized for visually-impaired children Usually museum exhibits cannot be touched, but not those displayed at an exhibition in north China’s Shanxi Province. Shanxi Museum organized a “touchable exhibition” for a school for the blind in the provincial capital Wednesday so that visually-impaired children could learn about cultural heritage using… Continue Reading Touchable exhibition organized for visually-impaired children

‘To rely on others is to invite disaster,’ founder of band for disabled kids says

Taipei Times 21st May 2018 ‘To rely on others is to invite disaster,’ founder of band for disabled kids says By Huang Shu-li and Jake Chung More than a decade ago, teacher Wu Chiang-ming (吳江明), now retired at 56, began a project in Yunlin County’s Dounan Township (斗南) to harness disabled children’s musical skills to… Continue Reading ‘To rely on others is to invite disaster,’ founder of band for disabled kids says

More institutions in Macao offer vocational training

Xinhua 16th May 2018 More institutions in Macao offer vocational training A total of 57 institutions in China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) offered vocational training courses last year, an increase of six compared with that in 2016, the SAR’s statistics service said. Information from the Statistics and Census Service indicated on Tuesday that a… Continue Reading More institutions in Macao offer vocational training

The New Technology About to Revolutionize Broadway

Playbill 19th May 2018 The New Technology About to Revolutionize Broadway Inclusivity. It’s become an industry buzzword—and for good reason. In recent years, theatres across the nation, including those on Broadway, have paused to take stock: Is theatre truly holding up a mirror to ourselves as the art form requires? As we continue to make… Continue Reading The New Technology About to Revolutionize Broadway