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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Society must stop banishing the disabled to its margins

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by EDDIE SUEN

    ... Eddie Suen Eddie Suen says their voices must be heard at all levels of policymaking Society must stop banishing the disabled to its margins A friend was born with a severe physical disability, is wheelchair-bound and cannot hold a pen without help. For the first 10 years of his life, he was confined to his home, due to the lack of disabled access, except for a rare visit ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Groups urge CY to improve welfare for the elderly, poor and disabled

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... and disabled' Better welfare for elderly, poor and disabled people tops the wish lists of advocacy groups and political parties as Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's prepares his maiden policy ... aside land for housing complexes with nursing facilities for elderly people. As for people with disabilities, concern groups and parties such as the Democratic Party and the Democratic Alliance ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    On disability services, a government push could go far

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Louisa Mitchell

    ... Louisa Mitchell Louisa Mitchell says civic groups' good work behind the scenes to advance the rights of people with disabilities needs government support Public progress Did you notice all the events taking place in Hong Kong last week to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities? No? Me neither. Led by their governments, groups around the world held events ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - FROM THE EXPERTS

    From the experts: Disabled people have the right to intimacy

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by DR JUSTIN GRAYER

    ... Dr Justin Grayer healthpost@scmp.com Disabled have right to intimacy In 2006, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities was unveiled, with the aim of achieving the same human rights for the disabled as people without disabilities. But what about sexual rights? Almost 20 years earlier, the late Dr Ann Craft, a British social worker, was advocating freedom ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    People with disabilities deserve to enjoy life, too

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by NOELEEN HEYZER

    ... Noeleen Heyzer Noeleen Heyzer hails moves in the region to embrace an often forgotten segment of society People with disabilities deserve rich lives, too This year's Paralympics in London captivated the world's attention with the strength of the spirit demonstrated by people with disabilities. We were all moved by the determination and perseverance of the athletes ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Disabled civil servant takes compensation battle to court

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Lands Department official suspects work row caused stroke that left him wheelchair-bound Disabled civil servant takes compensation bid to court When Paul Wong Hung-chun went to work on August 19, 2010, he could not have guessed he might have to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Or find himself in court, this week, seeking financial compensation. ...

  7. News - World - GERMANY

    Fire at centre for disabled people kills 14

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Berlin One report says fire followed a loud explosion in storage room of the workshop run by Caritas Fire at centre for disabled people kills 14 A fire broke out yesterday at a workshop for disabled people in southwestern Germany, killing at least 14 people, authorities said. The centre, in Titisee-Neustadt, a town in the Black Forest near the city of Freiburg, employs ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Disabled children playing boccia thanks to Operation Santa Claus

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Wheelchair-bound children discover a Portuguese bowling game not only helps their physicality but boosts their confidence off court Disabled pupils who learned ... The school for disabled children bought two new boccia sets in April with last year's donation from Operation Santa Claus (OSC), the annual fundraising campaign jointly organised by the South ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Family seek HK$30m for girl left disabled by operation

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Queen Mary Hospital accused of negligence for allowing junior doctor to insert tube in lung Disabled girl's family files HK$30m claim A family is claiming more than HK$30 million in compensation after their daughter was left quadriplegic and severely mentally retarded by a medical procedure that went wrong. Yuen Hiu-tung, now 12, suffered ...

  10. News - China - NINGXIA

    Ningxia charity programme improves prospects for disabled

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Ningxia programme gives incentives to firms that do charitable work, and has led to more opportunities for workers with disabilities Prospects improve for disabled ... The manager, Yang Jinglan, also lost an arm in a factory accident and now employs several people with disabilities. "I feel much better now that I have a decent job, and many of my co-workers also ...




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