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

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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

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

China Southern Airlines launches website for visually impaired

xinhua.net 19th December 2017 xinhua.net 19th December 2017 China Southern Airlines launches website for visually impaired GUANGZHOU, China — China Southern Airlines launched a website for visually impaired users Tuesday. Users who intend to buy air tickets online can visit iaw.csair.com and click on a bar at the top to open the function, said Li… Continue Reading China Southern Airlines launches website for visually impaired

Extension of voice-navigated e-Channel service to China Ferry Terminal Control Point

Satpr News 21st December 2018 Extension of voice-navigated e-Channel service to China Ferry Terminal Control Point The Immigration Department announced today (December 21st) that with effect from December 22nd, an e-Channel equipped with voice navigation function will be operational at both the arrival hall and departure hall of the China Ferry Terminal Control Point (CFTCP),… Continue Reading Extension of voice-navigated e-Channel service to China Ferry Terminal Control Point

Hong Kong needs 1,700 guide dogs for the visually impaired, but where can the animals be trained?

South China Morning Post. 14th January 2018 Hong Kong needs 1,700 guide dogs for the visually impaired, but where can the animals be trained? When Meicy Choi took her four-month-old Labrador retriever named Don Don out on a sunny Saturday in December, she did not expect to get into a row over going to the… Continue Reading Hong Kong needs 1,700 guide dogs for the visually impaired, but where can the animals be trained?

Step inside the MIT lab designing new human-computer interfaces

Wired UK 23rd January 2018 Step inside the MIT lab designing new human-computer interfaces Suranga Nanayakkara slips a black ring onto his finger and points. He’s showing it off, but not because it’s a fancy wedding band. This ring, he explains, helps visually impaired people read by converting text into speech. Nanayakkara points at a… Continue Reading Step inside the MIT lab designing new human-computer interfaces