Locksmith in a wheelchair

Chinagate.org 1st September 2017 Locksmith in a wheelchair photo article A 52-year-old man paralyzed for 25 years earns a living by making keys and repairing locks and shoes. He is welcomed and respected by local people for his exquisite skills and good service. Ning Xingnian comes from Jinggang County in Hefei, Anhui Province. He used… Continue Reading Locksmith in a wheelchair

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Wuhan amputee brings movies to life for the visually impaired

Ecns 21st August 2017 Wuhan amputee brings movies to life for the visually impaired Editor: Wang Zihao A community worker in Central China who had her leg amputated has narrated more than 50 films for over 7,000 visually impaired people in the past seven years. Du Chengcheng, 21, was born with neurofibromatosis, which causes tumours… Continue Reading Wuhan amputee brings movies to life for the visually impaired

How technology can restore dignity for people with disabilities while boosting the economy

South China Morning Post 30th April 2017 How technology can restore dignity for people with disabilities while boosting the economy Winnie Tang says the disabled population around the world represents a largely untapped workforce, market and economic engine, and technology is now helping them to contribute more A government survey in 2013 put the number… Continue Reading How technology can restore dignity for people with disabilities while boosting the economy

Unemployment rate for disabled people in Hong Kong eight times higher than official figure, survey finds

South China Morning Post 7th July 2017 Unemployment rate for disabled people in Hong Kong eight times higher than official figure, survey finds Six welfare groups call for more government support after more than half in poll claim exiting policies contribute little or nothing to their job searches The official unemployment rate for Hong Kong’s… Continue Reading Unemployment rate for disabled people in Hong Kong eight times higher than official figure, survey finds

The disabled Chinese man who battled to graduate from Harvard University faces new fight for job

South China Morning Post 3rd September 2017 The disabled Chinese man who battled to graduate from Harvard University faces new fight for job Ding Ding, who was born with cerebral palsy, has conquered countless obstacles in life; finding an employer who won’t judge him by his condition is his latest hurdle Twenty-nine-year-old Ding Ding has… Continue Reading The disabled Chinese man who battled to graduate from Harvard University faces new fight for job

China to improve digital reading resources for visually impaired

Xinhua 13th September 2017 China to improve digital reading resources for visually impaired Editor: An China’s central authorities, including the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Culture, on Wednesday jointly launched a campaign to increase digital reading resources for the blind and visually impaired. The launch ceremony, held at the National Library of China, was… Continue Reading China to improve digital reading resources for visually impaired

Helmet with lasers and camera can help a blind person ‘see’ obstacles and read out text

Mashable 14th September 2017 Helmet with lasers and camera can help a blind person ‘see’ obstacles and read out text BY YVETTE TAN These college students could be onto something big. Five students from China have developed a smart helmet that could aid the visually impaired in their everyday activities. Called the “Eye See”, the… Continue Reading Helmet with lasers and camera can help a blind person ‘see’ obstacles and read out text