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  1. Have your say

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Inclusive not ideal for SEN students Inclusive education is a noble idea as it involves giving every child, handicapped or not, a chance to have an ordinary school life. But according to recent news articles, some students with special educational needs ( ...

  2. Alarm at soaring disabled population

    Posted Dec 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Increase is seen as a consequence of social and economic development China's disabled population has soared over the past two decades in tandem with the booming economy, and a survey shows the rise poses serious challenges for the government in providing better care and services. The mainland has an estimated 82.96 million disabled people, ...

  3. Discovering the needs of disabled

    Posted Feb 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The central government will begin an ambitious survey in April to determine how many of its 1.3 billion people are disabled, and use the data to better structure national ... including employment and financial status. A person who might be disabled will be assessed by doctors and surveyed on their needs, living conditions, and reason for their disability. About 2.6 ...

  4. 730 extra teachers to boost special education

    Posted Apr 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Package of measures aims to revive faltering integrated school policy A programme was unveiled yesterday to help the growing numbers of special-needs children in mainstream schools, who education chiefs said were in danger of being marginalised ...

  5. Disabled artists set to weave new trend

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A unique textile handmade by disabled people may soon become hot fashion with the help of a local designer who plans to use it in her next collection. Designer Johanna Ho has promised the Arts with the Disabled Association that she will use the cloth- produced by a weaving method known as Saori- to design six outfits to mark the launch of the International Festival ...

  6. Disabled man receives $170,000 in extra payments after mix-up

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A disabled man received about $170,000 in extra welfare money over the past 12 years because of a 30-year-old mix-up, the Social Welfare Department said yesterday. Officers ... It happened because he used two different identity documents, on which his name was spelled differently, when he made his original applications for the dole and a disability allowance. ...

  7. Fare cuts for the disabled rejected, yet again

    Posted Nov 16th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Government blind and disabled, says angry lawmaker The government has again rejected calls for public transport fare concessions for the disabled after legislators yesterday voted for a cut for the fourth time in four years. Disabled groups have said high fares make it difficult for disabled people to integrate into society as most are jobless and earn little ...

  8. Facilities for disabled not good enough, says adviser

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The government has been urged to improve the design of toilets for the disabled. Kitty Au Man-yee of Polytechnic University's environmental advisory services centre, which works for the rights of the elderly and disabled, said the present design was far from satisfactory. The Buildings Ordinance, which was updated in 1997, requires one toilet for the disabled ...

  9. Disabled people have right to enjoy life to the full

    Posted Dec 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's law is clear when it comes to disabled people- they must be treated the same as those without disabilities. Some housing estates are abiding by this rule by installing ... Man Tin following complaints from other residents about the noise made by the equipment. This is an insensitive move that may well be in breach of laws designed to protect disabled people from ...

  10. Disabled trio and their bosses are real troopers

    Posted Nov 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Impressive performances draw honours One is autistic, one is hearing impaired and one is physically disabled. But all are employed and their abilities at work have impressed their bosses. Recommended by their employers and selected by judges, the three workers are among 12 disabled people given the Outstanding Disabled Employees Awards by the Labour Department yesterday. ...




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