Latest news from around the world on disability issues affecting China
Global Times 24th January 2019 Retired teacher provides education, better lives to hundreds of special needs children Every Spring Festival, Wang Lijuan receives dozens of phone calls from her former students. Wang is founder of the Zhi Guang special education school in Changping district, Beijing, and some of her former students have found work and… Continue Reading Retired teacher provides education, better lives to hundreds of special needs children
The Guardian 13th April 2018 Music education should be inclusive. So where are the disabled teachers? Disabled educators can help make lessons more accessible to everyone at school – but many more are needed By Carien Meijer For Kris Halpin, a disabled musician who delivers music lessons in schools, the thought of being in front… Continue Reading Music education should be inclusive. So where are the disabled teachers?
shine.cn 20th December 2018 AI robots among new features of Metro Line 13 extension The second and third phases of Metro Line 13 have passed professional evaluations and will soon enter operation, Shanghai Shentong Metro Group, the city’s Metro operator have announced. The newly opened part of Line 13 covers 12 underground stops and features… Continue Reading AI robots among new features of Metro Line 13 extension
Hi-tech batons allow blind musicians to follow conductor for first time A high-tech baton that allows blind musicians to follow a conductor for the first time has been developed, paving the way for them to join professional mainstream orchestras. The baton, loaded with microchips, transmits the precise movements of the conductor via wireless signals to… Continue Reading Hi-tech batons allow blind musicians to follow conductor for first time
Bose’s New Sunglasses Have Built-In Headphones & Audio Augmented Reality Features, So They’re Basically From The Future
Bustle.com 16th January 2019 Bose’s New Sunglasses Have Built-In Headphones & Audio Augmented Reality Features, So They’re Basically From The Future Sara Tan When we think of high-tech sunglasses, it’s hard not to picture frames that can download data, give blind people the ability to see, or stream TV from anywhere you are, thanks to… Continue Reading Bose’s New Sunglasses Have Built-In Headphones & Audio Augmented Reality Features, So They’re Basically From The Future
Huff Post We Must Not Let Brexit Disable The Already Disabled 10th January 2019 You judge a society on how it treats its most vulnerable citizens, and Westminster is failing people like my daughter on all counts By Dan White My daughter Emily is just one of the estimated 11million disabled people living in the… Continue Reading We Must Not Let Brexit Disable The Already Disabled
HealthITNews 14th January 2019 Chinese Hospital in Guangdong deploys AI cameras to detect blindness-causing diseases By Dean Koh Last week, Deqing county hospital in Guangdong Province launched free consultations featuring artificial-intelligence (AI) cameras to detect ocular fundus diseases, which are major causes of blindness, according to a report by Xinhua News. About 300 residents from… Continue Reading Chinese Hospital in Guangdong deploys AI cameras to detect blindness-causing diseases
Xinhua 10th January 2019 Chinese hospital deploys AI to detect blind-causing diseases A Chinese hospital on Thursday launched free consultations featuring artificial-intelligence (AI) cameras to detect ocular fundus diseases, which are major causes of blindness. Deqing county hospital in Guangdong Province become the first to use the device, co-developed by China’s search engine Baidu and… Continue Reading Chinese hospital deploys AI to detect blind-causing diseases
Phone Radar 4th January 2019 Huawei Facing Emotions App let’s Blind People Detect Peoples Emotions Pavan Kumar Its always good to have a face-to-face talk with people rather than a phone call or a text message since they do not reveal the actual mood of them as we cannot see the facial expressions. A similar… Continue Reading Huawei Facing Emotions App let’s Blind People Detect Peoples Emotions
Xinhua 4th January 2019 China continues steady development of braille materials China has sped up efforts concerning braille and continued braille standardization, said an official with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation (CDPF) on Friday. At an event commemorating the first World Braille Day, which falls on Jan. 4, Cheng Kai, vice president of the CDPF,… Continue Reading China continues steady development of braille materials
About China Vision
China Vision supports individuals and organisations working to empower and enhance the rights of people with disabilities in China. We form people-to-people links, sharing experiences to drive practical actions aimed at improving the lives of people with visual and other disabilities. By sharing information and resources internationally we work to reduce discrimination and enhance social equality.
About China Vision
China Vision was founded in London in 1999 by a group of individuals concerned about disability, human rights, civil society and open media in China. This group included educators, disability rights activists, media professionals and China specialists, all of whom recognized the severe problems faced by visually impaired people seeking equal access to education and employment in China. China Vision was registered as a UK charity in 1999, with the specific purpose of supporting education for people with visual disabilities in the People’s Republic of China. As our work has grown, we have recognized the need to engage more broadly in disability rights in China, so our remit now covers other areas of disability, including intellectual and psychosocial disability.
China Vision is also alert to all human rights concerns which might affect the lives and livelihoods of people with disabilities, including discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, age, religion or sexuality. Initially we supported study visits to the UK by visually disabled teachers, provided a variety of reading materials and equipment to blind people across China, and facilitated exchange between individuals engaged in disability rights and education in China and the UK. Since 2005, China Vision has become more directly involved in rights-based advocacy in China, supporting the development of independent media production by blind and other disabled people. Since 2008 China Vision has managed and monitored over a dozen disability rights projects, covering Disabled People’s Organization capacity building, media production, monitoring implementation of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), rights advocacy, inclusive education and supported employment. These projects have all been inspired by our partners in China and developed jointly by Chinese disability rights activists and China Vision.
China Vision Projects
Current Projects 2015
China Vision to support Henan Inclusive Education Resource and Advocacy CentrePortfolio Qisehua
Qisehua Inclusive KindergartenPortfolio
Xiamen Ainuo’s Parents Training
Tianjin Yuesheng Disabled Persons’ Cultural Centre
Rong Ai Rong LePortfolio
Talang Online Magazine
Beijing One Plus One