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  1. News - Hong Kong - DISABILITY

    Training school aims to get more guide dogs on Hong Kong streets

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... the others will be used to help people with physical disabilities, or autistic children. Professor David Wong Sai-hung, association chairman and ophthalmology professor at the University of Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1138801/training-school-aims-get-more-guide-dogs-hong-kong-streets
  2. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Disability did not stem the resolve of the 'Tiger of Jelutong', Karpal Singh

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:53pm by AMY CHEW AND AGENCIES

    ... Karpal Singh 1940-2014 Campaigner argued some of Malaysia's highest-profile legal cases Disability did not stem the resolve of the 'Tiger of Jelutong' A road accident ... to a politician. They should work to the last KARPAL SINGH His physical disability did not stop him from taking on controversial legal cases, including representing a Mongolian interpreter's family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1486410/disability-did-not-stem-resolve-tiger-jelutong-karpal-singh
  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Lower back pain causes more disability than any other condition

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:49am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com As new research reveals the devastating toll of disability inflicted by lower back pain, Jeanette Wang looks at a widespread problem Spinal discord ... causes more disability around the world than any other condition. Researchers looked at data from the World Health Organisation's Global Burden of Disease 2010 study, which assesses ill ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1467137/lower-back-pain-causes-more-disability-any-other-condition
  4. News - Hong Kong - Letters of the Law

    When it comes to autism, Hong Kong's laws are decades behind

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 04:05am by SIMON NG

    ... Simon T. M. Ng Developments abroad dwarf Hong Kong's efforts in helping people with this 'invisible disability' Our stance on autism is decades behind The United Nations has ... the condition is genuinely becoming more prevalent, or whether the increase reflects a greater awareness of the condition and changes in assessment methods. Autism is an invisible disability. But Temple ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1467274/when-it-comes-autism-hong-kongs-laws-are-decades-behind
  5. News - Hong Kong - DISCRIMINATION

    Radio programme lifts lid on secret lives of Hong Kong's disabled

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:47am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Hidden devices recorded daily lives and public attitudes- and make uncomfortable listening Radio lifts lid on tough lives of the disabled While it's a simple ... to capture his daily experiences as a disabled person; including being told off by shopkeepers and members of the public. Other disabled people also secretly recorded aspects of their lives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426209/radio-programme-lifts-lid-secret-lives-hong-kongs-disabled
  6. Sport - Other Sport

    Moguls winner Alex Bilodeau inspired by disabled brother Frederic

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 09:16pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Rosa Khutor Thankful Bilodeau inspired by his disabled brother Alex Bilodeau toiled for fours years to retain his Olympic moguls title, but said that was nothing compared with the struggles of his inspirational brother, who has cerebral palsy. The Canadian embraced brother Frederic in celebration after becoming the first freestyle skier to win two Olympic golds. "When ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1426143/moguls-winner-alex-bilodeau-inspired-disabled-brother-frederic
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US man angry over judge’s order for him to display bully sign on street

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:12pm by AP

    ... from a neighbourhood dispute in which a woman said Aviv had bullied her and her disabled children for years. Aviv pleaded no contest to a misdemeanour disorderly conduct charge, and municipal ... that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in." Aviv arrived ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1482226/us-man-angry-over-judges-order-him-display-bully-sign-street
  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Elderly and disabled no grounds for mercy at CLP

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 03:53am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We hear of a less than festive tale involving a technician from CLP who appeared to ignore the pleas of a disabled women and cut off her electricity bill because the bill hadn't been paid. Mark Peaker writes to say that he had forgotten to pay the electricity bill for his 85-year-old disabled mother. The technician, he says, ignored the requests from his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1382761/elderly-and-disabled-no-grounds-mercy-clp
  9. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Dr Dogs bring festive tails of joy on visit to centre for disabled people

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Therapy animals delight their new friends as volunteers from law firm Deacons drop by Fanling centre for people with intellectual disabilities Dr Dogs ... they brought some special guests. Children and adults receiving support from the charity, which helps people with intellectual disabilities, went wild at the sight of schnauzers, golden retrievers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1377558/dr-dogs-bring-festive-tails-joy-visit-centre-disabled-people
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong has a long way to go on disabled rights and attitudes

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 05:27am by Paul Letters

    ... Paul Letters Paul Letters says his personal experiences prove Hong Kong has a long way to go to catch up with the developed world on disabled rights, and a little awareness and understanding would surely help Wall of ignorance Hong Kong is one of the most advanced places in the world, but not when it comes to disability. For example, from Central to Causeway Bay, skyscrapers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1371189/hong-kong-has-long-way-go-disabled-rights-and-attitudes

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