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  1. News - Hong Kong - TECHNOLOGY

    Disabled sailor explores sea with remotely operated vehicle

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Once a keen mariner but injured in an accident, Rob Arro observes depths with remote vehicle Disabled sailor goes back to sea with hi-tech toy A horrific ... physically disabled. Living alone, an ROV helps me. It can go places I could never go on land, and the underwater ROV helps me be involved in the water when I'm out boating with friends," ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    March of science transforming lives of the disabled

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial March of sciencetransforming lives We use phrases like "physically handicapped" with increasing unease, preferring those that are more positive-sounding such as "differently abled". But such politically correct euphemisms may prove to be prophetic. Extraordinary advances in medical technology have already improved the conditions of disabled individuals ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - DIGITAL LIFESTYLE

    Thought control can aid disabled

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... and disabled people, the brain-computer interface could also help other conditions. "It can potentially enable people with locked-in syndrome to communicate and to continue to be creative," ...

  4. Hi-tech firm offers hope for disabled

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of his online and software company, which hired more than 1,200 workers, many of whom are disabled young graduates who cannot find a job in the harsh labour market. What was your life like before ... life, but to escape from my blank and empty life. I believed many disabled people shared the same thoughts, but they couldn't gather together and pour out their troubles because travelling ...

  5. Hi-tech help for disabled too pricey, says Ah Bun

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... could afford it. He said his own wheelchair- a gift from Canto-pop singer Jacky Cheung Hok-yau- cost as much as a car and was well beyond the reach of the average disabled person. Mr Tang, ... security, it is impossible for him to buy a computer like that.' He said he hoped universities that developed the technology would offer the disabled a free trial of equipment so they could ...

  6. Hard of hearing

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Getting the message across that the deaf can lead normal lives is not easy when the world doesn't listen, writes Sunny Tse For 25 years, the co-hosts of the television programme Look and Learn have been showing and telling viewers how the lives of th ...

  7. Digital help for the impaired

    Posted May 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more computer users, especially the disabled. A study from Forrester Research last year forecast steady growth in accessible technology users between 2003 and 2010. In the US, it was estimated ...

  8. Hi-tech help

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu An expert in rehabilitation engineering will meet Tang Siu-pun on Monday andhelphas offered to design hi-tech equipment which will help improve his quality of life. Eric Tam Wing-cheung, a project engineer of the Polytechnic University's Jo ...

  9. Computer expert sees way to help blind

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Louisa Yan Despite losing his sight at the age of two, he has developed software that reads aloud in Cantonese or English Computer expert Ha See-hung was perfectly qualified for the task of developing computer software for the blind- he himself lost his s ...

  10. User-unfriendly websites illogical

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for the disabled, who find it easier to shop on-line than go to a store in person. A website that does not let them do this because of how it is designed is the same as a 'closed' sign on a door. Hong Kong has no specific laws on internet accessibility, although the Disability Discrimination Ordinance makes it illegal for a service provider to refuse the provision of goods, services ...




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