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  1. Disabled face barriers at all border crossings

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Access for the disabled at all border crossings between Hong Kong, Macau and the mainland is substandard, a survey found. Rehabilitation Alliance Hong Kong, which carried out the survey, said poor public facilities affected the work and social life of disabled people. Consultant Kwan Kwok-lok said the government should be more open to professional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980855/disabled-face-barriers-all-border-crossings
  2. Special Octopus card sought for travel concessions for disabled

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Concern groups for the disabled have renewed their campaign for half-fare concessions by asking for a special Octopus card to implement the scheme. 'Many people with disabilities have low incomes, so the current transport fees are exorbitant for most of them,' said Allen Chan Kam-yuen, the convenor of an alliance of 46 NGOs that lobbies on behalf ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/627226/special-octopus-card-sought-travel-concessions-disabled
  3. Disabled drivers demand more allowances

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Disabled drivers are demanding the government give them more transport allowances, including free coupons for private tunnels and a higher monthly quota of tax-free fuel. About 10 disabled drivers gathered at the MTR station in Kwai Hing before joining a car rally to the Central Government Offices, where they submitted a petition. Disabled Drivers Association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/630188/disabled-drivers-demand-more-allowances
  4. Legco renews call over cheaper fares for disabled

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Lawmakers expressed disappointment yesterday at the government's continuing failure to offer transport discounts to people with disabilities. This came as the Legislative Council passed for a sixth time a motion urging the government to offer half-price fares to disabled commuters. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613855/legco-renews-call-over-cheaper-fares-disabled
  5. Estate redesign to help aged, disabled

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang and Albert Wong Aged and disabled residents of old public housing estates are set to benefit from the government's redesign concept that provides 'barrier-free ... hailed the new designs as a massive improvement on the living conditions of the aged and the disabled. The most noticeable changes are that doorways and passageways have been widened, steps ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/619904/estate-redesign-help-aged-disabled
  6. Indecision over fares for disabled sparks outrage

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government has been criticised for failing to authorise fare concessions for the disabled, with the equal opportunities watchdog, welfare groups and lawmakers all expressing disappointment about the indecision. An official told a Legislative Council transport subcommittee meeting the government was still considering subsidising fares for disabled people. Mary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/610953/indecision-over-fares-disabled-sparks-outrage
  7. Help the disabled afford their fares, government urged

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The government and public transport operators were urged yesterday to share the responsibility to cover the fare discount for the disabled. In the Legislative Council's subcommittee to study the transport fare concession scheme for the disabled, lawmakers said public transport operators were responsible to help disadvantaged people, and the government insisted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/598687/help-disabled-afford-their-fares-government-urged
  8. Disabled would embrace fare cut

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Survey finds rail operators would get cash boost Fare discounts for the disabled would encourage them to go out more and boost public transport operators' revenue, a survey ... more trips by the disabled. The biggest boost would be to the MTR Corp and Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, with disabled users of the two railways saying they would double their journeys. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/578759/disabled-would-embrace-fare-cut
  9. Fair-fare plea by disabled

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Disabled protesters demand cheaper public transport fares in a rally at the Central MTR station yesterday. About 1,000 from 40 concern groups took the MTR from Tsim Sha Shui to Central and gathered inside the Central and Hong Kong MTR stations. The Hong Kong Blind Union said it had been fighting for discounted fares for the disabled for years, but its calls had gone unheeded. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557754/fair-fare-plea-disabled
  10. Merged rail firms 'must provide for disabled'

    Posted Feb 07th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Lawmakers have called on the two railway companies to make their facilities more user friendly for handicapped people as part of their merger. The government has promised to look into making this a requirement when an agreement is drawn up for t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581053/merged-rail-firms-must-provide-disabled

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