Hong Kong ‘must catch up with Taiwan’ to become a disability-friendly city

South China Morning Post 16th January 2018 Hong Kong ‘must catch up with Taiwan’ to become a disability-friendly city Disabled residents and their advocates say the city must emulate places like Taiwan, and offer more barrier-free access in buildings and train stations To those passing by a brown-tiled building in Sheung Wan, a blue sign… Continue Reading Hong Kong ‘must catch up with Taiwan’ to become a disability-friendly city

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Smart device gives elderly and disabled more time to cross Hong Kong’s busy streets

South China Morning Post 25th January 2018 Smart device gives elderly and disabled more time to cross Hong Kong’s busy streets With a single tap of a card, elderly pedestrians and those with disabilities can now get a few extra seconds to make their way across Hong Kong’s busy roads. The Transport Department on Thursday… Continue Reading Smart device gives elderly and disabled more time to cross Hong Kong’s busy streets

China to improve care for impoverished severely disabled people

Xinhua 23rd January 2018 China to improve care for impoverished severely disabled people China will offer care services for severely disabled people aged over 16 to help lift their families out of poverty, according to a new government plan. Jointly released by the China Disabled Person’s Federation (CDPF), the State Council Leading Group Office of… Continue Reading China to improve care for impoverished severely disabled people

Across China: “Cinema for the blind” brightens lives of disabled in Central China

Xinhua 24th January 2018 Across China: “Cinema for the blind” brightens lives of disabled in Central China In a theater in Jiangjiadun Residential District, Du Chengcheng carefully tells the story of a successful businessman and a migrant worker’s journey during China’s Spring Festival travel frenzy. The story comes from the 2010 hit Chinese comedy film… Continue Reading Across China: “Cinema for the blind” brightens lives of disabled in Central China

Microsoft Makes Its Office 365 Learning Tools More Inclusive

EWeek 22nd January 2018 Microsoft Makes Its Office 365 Learning Tools More Inclusive By: Pedro Hernandez Microsoft’s collection of software helpers for classroom learns new tricks and eyes more Office apps. Microsoft is rolling out new Learning Tools, the software maker announced on Jan. 22, in time for the Bett education conference in London Jan… Continue Reading Microsoft Makes Its Office 365 Learning Tools More Inclusive

SIZE MATTERS Irish woman – who stands 3ft 5 inches tall – set to challenge world leaders to cater for people with disabilities at Davos 2018

The Irish Sun 23rd January 2018 SIZE MATTERS Irish woman – who stands 3ft 5 inches tall – set to challenge world leaders to cater for people with disabilities at Davos 2018 Activist Sinead Burke is the only Irish female delegate to the World Economic Forum which will be attended by world leaders in business and… Continue Reading SIZE MATTERS Irish woman – who stands 3ft 5 inches tall – set to challenge world leaders to cater for people with disabilities at Davos 2018

Is the UK doing enough to make public transport more accessible?

Business Matters 21st January 2017 Is the UK doing enough to make public transport more accessible? Accessibility for the disabled has been a hot topic in the UK for years, and it still is to this day. With conversation currently circling around whether or not the UK is truly as accessible as it claims to… Continue Reading Is the UK doing enough to make public transport more accessible?

China to establish barrier-free transport system by 2020 

Xinhua 16th January 2018 China to establish barrier-free transport system by 2020 Xinhua reported that China is looking to establish a service system for barrier-free transport by 2020, according to the Ministry of Transport (MOT). A guideline on improving transportation services for the elderly and the disabled was jointly released by the MOT, the Ministry… Continue Reading China to establish barrier-free transport system by 2020 

Older dads lift odds of high myopia

China Daily 19th January 2017 Older dads lift odds of high myopia The older a father is, the higher the possibility his child will suffer from early-onset high myopia due to a mutation in a gene, Chinese scientists found. It is the first causal gene that has been proven, through complete animal model tests, to… Continue Reading Older dads lift odds of high myopia

Braille camp teaching vision impaired children from remote and regional towns to read

ABC News 19th January 2018 Braille camp teaching vision impaired children from remote and regional towns to read By Jackson Vernon and Clare Blumer It’s tough teaching kids to read, but try teaching them to read with their fingers, then add in the fact they live in remote locations and attend school over the internet.… Continue Reading Braille camp teaching vision impaired children from remote and regional towns to read