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  1. Fare concessions for disabled backed

    Posted Dec 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The head of the Equal Opportunities Commission says he supports a campaign to give disabled people fare concessions on public transport. Speaking on International Day of Disabled Persons yesterday, Raymond Tang Yee-Bong said the watchdog had been working towards advancing equal opportunities for the disabled since its establishment in 1996. 'Public transport ...

  2. Disabled find freedom in the saddle

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Nelson Yip Siu-hong started riding six years ago because he wanted to test his limits as a disabled person. Mr Yip, 39, whose legs are paralysed, is the first and so far only ... are not a limitation,' said Mr Yip, who has cerebral palsy. As his interest developed, Mr Yip began weekly training provided by the Riding for the Disabled Association. He has made impressive progress ...

  3. Legco renews call over cheaper fares for disabled

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Lawmakers expressed disappointment yesterday at the government's continuing failure to offer transport discounts to people with disabilities. This came as the Legislative Council passed for a sixth time a motion urging the government to offer half-price fares to disabled commuters. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the government ...

  4. Still a struggle for disabled to join workforce

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Caitlin Wong

    ... Caitlin Wong Hong Kong's disabled continue to face an uphill task in gaining public acceptance and getting assimilated into the workforce, and this more than a decade after laws were introduced against disability discrimination. The Disability Discrimination Ordinance was enacted in 1995, but Hong Kong has made little headway since in raising public awareness of the ability ...

  5. Accord sought on issue of disabled in ESF bill

    Posted Nov 10th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... responsibility to disabled students. At a bills committee meeting on Monday, discussion focused on whether including the phrase that the ESF must provide education 'without regard to race, religion or disability' could expose the ESF to legal action from disabled students. The ESF (Amendment) Bill proposes replacing the 130-member foundation and executive committee with a 25-member board ...

  6. Disabled children ride to a better life

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... frees disabled people from feeling stuck and improves their quality of life. As the only organisation to provide such services in Hong Kong, the Riding for the Disabled Association has been ... had proved to be effective therapy for those with physical disabilities and developmental problems. She said a horse's movement closely resembled a human's gait, which is rhythmic, ...

  7. Society is failing the mentally disabled

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is something wrong in a community when a mother caring for a son who is mentally disabled turns to suicide. Such circumstances are tragic and should not have been allowed to happen in Hong Kong in the 21st century. Raising a child with a mental disability is stressful. Coping with the challenge involves strong family, community and government support. If any of these fail- ...

  8. Disabled commuters set to pay half price on public transport

    Posted Oct 05th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government has agreed in principle that disabled commuters should pay half price on public transport, a legislator says, but it has yet to adopt a proposal to cover any ... in offering fare discounts to disabled travellers, and that it would be the Labour and Welfare Bureau who would shoulder the cost if the scheme is adopted,' he said. The government earlier ...

  9. Help for disabled at the touch of a button

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... of stuck' by Rehabaid Society, aimed at people with severe disabilities. The group is hoping to raise HK$500,000 through this year's Operation Santa Claus to tailor-make environmental control systems and provide computer access for 30 people with severe physical disabilities, such as paralysis, spasticity and muscle weakness. The project will aim to provide systems to remotely control ...

  10. Estate redesign to help aged, disabled

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang and Albert Wong Aged and disabled residents of old public housing estates are set to benefit from the government's redesign concept that provides 'barrier-free ... hailed the new designs as a massive improvement on the living conditions of the aged and the disabled. The most noticeable changes are that doorways and passageways have been widened, steps ...




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