Westminster by touch – Ellen Bassani

“This isn’t good enough for a bed chamber!” The “this” referred to was Westminster Hall.  The speaker was William Rufus, the son of William the Conqueror.  Perhaps Rufus was used to something grander.  Yet an elaborate, hammer-vaulted roof the size of a football pitch and as high as three double-decker buses sat one upon the… Continue Reading Westminster by touch – Ellen Bassani

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A Tribute to Wang Xiaogeng

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Ms Wang Xiaogeng, founder of Rong Ai Rong Le Family Support Center for Persons with Intellectual Disability and a leading advocate for the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in China. Xiaogeng’s life is proof that committed individuals can bring about positive change… Continue Reading A Tribute to Wang Xiaogeng

China, International Perspectives on Disability

Two thirds of the Planet China, International Perspectives on Disability December 14, 2015 China And People With Disabilities By Patricia Chadwick Can news and information pave the way to a better life for people with disabilities in China? The situation for the estimated 80 million disabled people in China can be symbolized by the “blind… Continue Reading China, International Perspectives on Disability

China, International Perspectives on Disability

Two thirds of the Planet China, International Perspectives on Disability December 14, 2015 China And People With Disabilities By Patricia Chadwick Can news and information pave the way to a better life for people with disabilities in China? The situation for the estimated 80 million disabled people in China can be symbolized by the “blind… Continue Reading China, International Perspectives on Disability

China, International Perspectives on Disability

Two thirds of the Planet China, International Perspectives on Disability December 14, 2015 China And People With Disabilities By Patricia Chadwick Can news and information pave the way to a better life for people with disabilities in China? The situation for the estimated 80 million disabled people in China can be symbolized by the “blind… Continue Reading China, International Perspectives on Disability

China Disability Month 2016

In November 2014 China Vision’s main DPO partner, Beijing One Plus One, initiated China’s first “Disability Voice Month”, an opportunity for disabled people around the country to organise local events and express their ideas, concerns and hopes. This has now become an annual event, with dozens of DPOs and disability-related organizations spontaneously organizing workshops, seminars,… Continue Reading China Disability Month 2016

China Vision at HKU Summer Workshop on Disability Rights and Equality

From July 18th to 22nd, on behalf of China Vision, Ni Zhen and Lu Han took part in the HKU Summer Workshop on Disability Rights and Equality. This is the second annual HKU Summer School on Disability organized by our dear friend Professor Simon Ng who is also a passionate advocate for inclusion. The focus… Continue Reading China Vision at HKU Summer Workshop on Disability Rights and Equality

SEEKING JUSTICE FOR DISABLED TRAVELLERS: China’s first blind lawyer takes on an airline

On 19th November 2015 two wheelchair users tried to board a flight in China’s southernmost city of Sanya. Both had valid tickets, but when they tried to check in they were told that the airline was unable to carry them as they were “unaccompanied” and were “unable to look after themselves”. Also, the staff at… Continue Reading SEEKING JUSTICE FOR DISABLED TRAVELLERS: China’s first blind lawyer takes on an airline