Facebook’s Accessibility Settings Make The Site Easier For Visually Impaired Users & Here’s How You Can Help

Bustle 18th May 2018 Facebook’s Accessibility Settings Make The Site Easier For Visually Impaired Users & Here’s How You Can Help By James Loke Hale For many of us, accessing our favorite social media sites is as easy as opening our browser or mobile app. We log in and expect it to simply work. But… Continue Reading Facebook’s Accessibility Settings Make The Site Easier For Visually Impaired Users & Here’s How You Can Help

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‘Blind makeup’ method brightens women’s lives

The Yomiuri Shimbun 8th May 2018 ‘Blind makeup’ method brightens women’s lives A makeup method dubbed “blind makeup” for visually impaired women is attracting attention as a way to care for their mental health, with women who receive the training finding it boosts their sense of confidence. The method was devised by Kaho Oishi, a… Continue Reading ‘Blind makeup’ method brightens women’s lives

The Young Amputees of the Wenchuan Earthquake

Sixth Tone 7th May 2018 By Wang Lianzhang The Young Amputees of the Wenchuan Earthquake After losing his legs in the 2008 disaster, one man hopes to improve access to prosthetics and other assistive technology in China. This article is part of a series about the Wenchuan earthquake, which left more than 80,000 people dead… Continue Reading The Young Amputees of the Wenchuan Earthquake

North and south, Chinese seniors migrate for happiness

shine.cn 14th May 2018 North and south, Chinese seniors migrate for happiness Having finished a six-month stay in Sanya of Hainan, China’s southernmost island province, Zhang Guizhen, 69, and her husband Yang Yuhua, went back home to Harbin, the country’s northernmost provincial capital, where the spring arrives in late April. Over the past 13 years,… Continue Reading North and south, Chinese seniors migrate for happiness

Ten Years after the Sichuan Wenchuan Earthquake Community Recovered with the Aid from the Hong Kong Red Cross

Reliefweb.int 10th May 2018 Ten Years after the Sichuan Wenchuan Earthquake Community Recovered with the Aid from the Hong Kong Red Cross On 12 May 2008, an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck Wenchuan County, Sichuan Province, which damaged the local area and provinces nearby seriously with over 10 million people affected. To… Continue Reading Ten Years after the Sichuan Wenchuan Earthquake Community Recovered with the Aid from the Hong Kong Red Cross

China calls for more efforts to lift all disabled out of poverty

Xinhua 10th May 2018 China calls for more efforts to lift all disabled out of poverty No disabled people should be left behind in the national poverty fight, the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) announced Thursday in Beijing. About 5 million disabled people have shaken off poverty in the last five years, Guo Liqun, a… Continue Reading China calls for more efforts to lift all disabled out of poverty

Chinese employers choose fines over meeting disability quotas

Financial Times 10th May 2018 Chinese employers choose fines over meeting disability quotas A large gap remains between Beijing’s formal policies and life on the ground yesterday By Emily Feng Access all areas? A wheelchair user rests in front of a park under renovation in central Shanghai © AFP When musician Zhou Yunpeng was denied… Continue Reading Chinese employers choose fines over meeting disability quotas

Myopia rates up among Taiwan children

6th May 2018 Myopia rates up among Taiwan children The rates of myopia, or nearsightedness, have increased in all age groups of children in Taiwan, the island’s health care authority said Saturday. The finding was based on a survey in 2017, which covered 7,348 preschoolers and students aged from 3 to 18. The myopia rate… Continue Reading Myopia rates up among Taiwan children

A Chinese woman with no arms is turning her online fame into social change

The Globe & Mail 1st May 2018 A Chinese woman with no arms is turning her online fame into social change By NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE ASIA CORRESPONDENT Let’s shake hands,” Yang Li says, getting up from the couch to greet a visitor. She lifts her right foot above her waist, curls it around and gives a… Continue Reading A Chinese woman with no arms is turning her online fame into social change

Marsha de Cordova is the Labour Shadow Minister for Disabled People and is registered blind.

RNIB Connect magazine: Spring 2018 Marsha de Cordova is the Labour Shadow Minister for Disabled People and is registered blind. Between meetings with constituents and colleagues, Marsha spoke to Connect about why she wants more blind people working in politics. No two days are the same for any MP, but not least for Marsha de… Continue Reading Marsha de Cordova is the Labour Shadow Minister for Disabled People and is registered blind.