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  1. A true vision of equality

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Most people will never know what it's like to be blind. Things we take for granted, like reading Young Post, would be impossible if we lost our sight. A world of complete darkness is full of difficulty and danger. Now, a newly opened exh ...

  2. Sprinter So keen on gold rather than records

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a lot in disabled sports,' he said. Hong Kong will take part in 14 sports at the Guangzhou Games, which include archery, badminton, judo, weightlifting, shooting, swimming, table tennis, ...

  3. Schools struggle with inclusive education

    Posted Feb 18th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... cry from a mostly segregated school system in the 1980s and 1990s. While the number of special schools that cater for students with intellectual disabilities and other more severe forms of disability has remained unchanged at around 60, most Practical Schools and Skills Opportunity Schools for students with learning difficulties were either closed or transformed into mainstream schools ...

  4. Think of the needs of disabled people

    Posted Nov 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... We should let public facilities be used by the genuinely needy. Lifts in MTR stations and ramps next to stairs are for disabled people, to allow wheelchair access. But those facilities are often wrongly used by many lazy commuters- and often disabled people in wheelchairs are excluded. We may not feel bad, but have we ever thought about how the disabled would feel? I think we ...

  5. Disabled given hi-tech gifts of hope

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee The right equipment can bring not only convenience to disabled students but also hope. Many severely physically disabled people have perfect cognition but lack the means to express themselves effectively. This is why the Rehabaid Centre has spent the past 31 years developing technological aids for the disabled. Chief executive Cecilia Lam Shiu-ling said Hong Kong had been ...

  6. Disabled register 'used to defy one-child policy'

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Kit Gillet

    ... Kit Gillet in Beijing Some officials are believed to be classifying their first-born children as disabled to get around the one-child policy, mainland media reported. A list released recently by the population and family planning commission in Lengshuijiang, Henan province, showed that the fathers of nine of the 23 children registered as disabled in the small city worked ...

  7. Link's malls lack access for disabled

    Posted Oct 25th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... by the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. 'Washrooms are purely decorative if they can't be used by the disabled,' DAB district councillor Thomas Pang Cheung-wai said. Some malls lacked lifts to the upper floors and were inaccessible to the disabled, Pang said. The DAB, which surveyed 107 shopping malls managed by The Link in August, found 37 per ...

  8. Disabled 'cross all borders' in art exhibition

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... received the gold award in the section for those aged over 18 at the 'Cross All Borders' exhibition, which showcases art by children and adults with disabilities at the Central Library in Causeway Bay until Monday. The exhibition, jointly organised by the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Art Promotion Office, ...

  9. An amputee, but he can't get disability grant

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man An amputee who was refused a disability allowance five times has failed in a legal challenge to the government despite winning the sympathy of a judge who termed the welfare ... of an applicant, not his actual ability to earn. Lee, 60, who lost his right leg in an industrial accident three years ago, sought a judicial review after he was classified as only 60 per cent disabled ...

  10. Dialogue with disabled shows glaring flaws

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There is no better way to appreciate the challenges faced by people with disabilities than to be put in their shoes. The social enterprise company Dialogue in the Dark does this to great ... of their neglect. Not only are they doing a disservice to disabled people, they are also losing business, causing frustration and alienating minority groups. Equal Opportunities Commission chairman Lam ...




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