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  1. Levelling playing field for disabled

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... isolated.' The importance of giving young people with disabilities the opportunity to play sport was highlighted this week at an international conference in the Qatari capital, Doha. Mr Abdin, who ... with Special Needs, the conference brought together 250 academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss the role sport can play in the lives of people with a disability and to highlight ...

  2. 83m disabled benefit from new awareness

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Rapid industrialisation and longer life spans have contributed to the rise in the number of disabled people on the mainland, officials said yesterday. Sun Xiande, deputy general director of the China Disabled Persons' Federation, said the rise of the mainland's population to 1.3 billion was also behind the increase to 83 million disabled ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Government initiatives to help disabled find work The government has launched a series of initiatives to help the disabled find work in the private sector, local communities, government ... agencies to promote the employment of the disabled, visiting district councils to encourage them to engage communities to employ people with disabilities, and organising seminars with professional ...

  4. Special Octopus card sought for travel concessions for disabled

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Concern groups for the disabled have renewed their campaign for half-fare concessions by asking for a special Octopus card to implement the scheme. 'Many people with disabilities have low incomes, so the current transport fees are exorbitant for most of them,' said Allen Chan Kam-yuen, the convenor of an alliance of 46 NGOs that lobbies on behalf ...

  5. Ombudsman to probe process of granting disability allowances

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The ombudsman is to investigate the Social Welfare Department's practices in granting the disability allowance after finding apparent inconsistencies in the treatment of similarly disabled recipients. 'Complaints we have received raise questions of consistency and objectivity,' Ombudsman Alice Tai Yuen-ying said. 'Cases before us show that applicants ...

  6. Paralympics can also liberate our attitudes to the disabled

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to bring the benefits of participation in sports to our disabled fellow citizens. For many disabled people just facing the routine difficulties of everyday life is, itself, a great challenge. It was both humbling and uplifting to see our severely disabled youngsters push themselves to the limit to compete at that Paralympic level. We all feel proud of them. But what next? Can ...

  7. Disabled still unwanted in the workplace, federation says

    Posted Sep 04th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing China's 83 million disabled citizens face discrimination in the workplace, the head of the Beijing Disabled Persons' Federation said yesterday. Speaking ... fines than hire workers with disabilities. 'Some companies argue they do not want to hire those with disabilities on the grounds that there are still a lot of healthy people, or even ...

  8. Discrimination claim over fares for disabled

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tiffany Lam Groups pushing for discounted fares for the disabled on public transport filed a discrimination complaint with the Equal Opportunities Commission yesterday. The complaint ... had been unresponsive to calls for similar 50 per cent discounts for the disabled. About 20 representatives from concern group Half-Fare in Public Transport for People with Disability ...

  9. Disabled decry polling facilities

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Disabled activists staged a protest yesterday to call for all polling stations to be made accessible to the disabled. They said the lack of access had put disabled people off voting. They asked how the disabled could vote for lawmakers who would speak up for them if they could not get to polling stations. A spokesman for the group, Voting Barrier-Free Alliance, said ...

  10. Deng's son leaves disability post

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Deng Pufang, the eldest son of former mainland leader Deng Xiaoping, has retired as chief of the China Disabled Persons' Federation after 20 years in charge, state media ... of the federation, which represents nearly 83 million disabled people on the mainland. He is also a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee. He has ...




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