China to launch online braille platform

China.org.cn 14th March 2019 China to launch online braille platform China will launch an online braille platform with a translation function to make it easier for the visually impaired to read what they want, authorities said Thursday. The Braille Online Platform of China, developed by a team led by Su Wei at Lanzhou University in… Continue Reading China to launch online braille platform

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Linking up with Alipay allows easy book access to borrowers

shine.cn 16th February 2019 Linking up with Alipay allows easy book access to borrowers by Wu Huixin When you borrow a book from the local library but then travel to another city, what to do if it’s due back in a few days? Not to worry, the booming logistics industry and a third-party online service… Continue Reading Linking up with Alipay allows easy book access to borrowers

Chinese library teaches blind people how to use smartphones

South China Morning Post 6th June 2018 Chinese library teaches blind people how to use smartphones By Sidney Leng A private Braille library in southwest China has started offering classes to teach blind people how to use smartphones, according to a mainland news portal. The library opened last October in a private bookstore in Kunming,… Continue Reading Chinese library teaches blind people how to use smartphones

Visually-impaired children on reading training in Siping, NE China

Xinhua Visually-impaired children on reading training in Siping, NE China Jin Wenying, a student of a blind children’s school, is on listening training in Siping, northeast China’s Jilin Province, April 20, 2018. The school for blind children in Siping, founded in 1983, endeavoured to help blind children to overcome the information barriers. An article in… Continue Reading Visually-impaired children on reading training in Siping, NE China

For visually impaired, Braille no longer king

china.org.cn 22st August 2017 For visually impaired, Braille no longer king While happy about the move to present maps and bus schedules in Braille at bus stops, advocates for the visually impaired are calling for more facilities to meet the needs of residents with sight loss. The authorities placed 16 Braille signboards and 95 route… Continue Reading For visually impaired, Braille no longer king