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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Disabled groups defying the odds to dance to a different tune

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Hip-hop dancers who are deaf, a pianist with only four fingers and a blind saxophone player are among artists in campaign for the disabled Defying ... The Zappers were among four groups of disabled artists who performed in Hong Kong in a campaign to boost disabled people's employment opportunities. They perform their hip-hop and funk styles ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Father who allegedly left learning disabled son, 11, in Singapore could face extradition

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 06:21pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Singapore could try father who allegedly abandoned his disabled son if not enough evidence exists here to launch prosecution Man accused of leaving boy may face extradition Hong Kong police are negotiating with those in Singapore over whether the father of an 11-year-old mentally disabled boy who was abandoned in the city-state last week should ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Orphanages damage children for life, says group founder

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Negative attitude towards disabled, orphaned or adopted youngsters has to change, says author Orphanages harm children for life, group founder says ... it is something that is bad in a culture and needs to be changed," he said of the often negative attitude towards children with disabilities and orphaned or adopted children. November is Adoption ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Flip of a page lets elderly listen to past years

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 03:36am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com First Cantonese audio books for people with failing eyesight or disabilities Flip of a page lets elderly listen to past years Some of Hong Kong's ... hoped the books would help elderly people with failing eyesight and other disabilities to enjoy their favourite opera shows and reading material. "Like my mother, she's 87 years old. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Jockey Club staff under fire for 'trying to refuse entry to blind man with guide dog'

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 04:02am by Hazel Parry

    ... to their stations." Under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance it is an offence for someone to refuse services or entry to a blind person accompanied by a guide dog at any place open to the public. Scott ... the disabled, and allowed guide dogs for the visually impaired in their off-course betting branches. "Our staff are also required to provide support for customers with disabilities to make use ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    An independent thinker unfazed by his disability

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... thinker unfazed by his disability Willy Law Wai-cheung, 50, spent the first 11 years of his life on the floor of his family's cramped public housing flat in Shek Kip Mei. His father was dead by the time he was six, and his mother supported the family by going out to clean every day, leaving her disabled child at home. Every morning, she would put his food on the floor and cover the rice ...

  7. News - World - SOCIETY

    Abuse prompts Disney to scrap priority for disabled in queues

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Anaheim, United States Disabled lose priority in Disney queues over abuse People with disabilities will no longer go straight to the front of queues at Disneyland ... of disabled "tour guides" who charge money, sometimes hundreds of US dollars, to accompany able-bodied guests and allow them to avoid long queues. Others who do not have a disability have ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Malls still a challenge for disabled

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Rights groups encounter barrier after barrier preventing access to disability-friendly facilities Malls still a challenge for disabled Hong Kong malls may feature some disability-friendly facilities, but most are still failing to meet standards, rights groups say. Shopping centres were making what amounted to gestures for ease-of-use, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Unable to speak, cerebral palsy youth finds a voice through photography

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 03:55am by SARAH KARACS

    ... Sarah Karacs sarah.karacs@scmp.com Unable to speak and misdiagnosed as severely mentally disabled, cerebral palsy sufferer Joe Kwok has managed to express himself to world Finding a voice ... balls as close as possible to a target- and has taken part in local competitions for the disabled. At school, he is known for his willingness to help others. "Whenever there's a new ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SOCIETY

    Body upgrades nearing reality, but only for the rich, 'Sapiens' author says

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:18am by GUARDIAN

    ... that as science progresses the upgrades will widen the gap between rich and poor. Research on implantable devices called brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are in trials to help disabled people move ...




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