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  1. Disabled rider has double dream of HK

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang in Oxford, England Winning an event at the Paralympics is every disabled athlete's dream, but for a top British rider that dream means representing Hong Kong in a quest more important than one for a mere medal. 'I want to represent Hong Kong because I want to find my father, and I want to find my father because I want to represent Hong Kong,' said ...

  2. Woman who gives disabled hope- and a future

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Being told your child has a disability can be a devastating blow for a parent. At the same moment their dreams and aspirations for it are seemingly ripped away, so too ... services for disabled children, it recognises parents play a vital role in their development. 'To really help children, you must work with the parent- it has to be a partnership,' she ...

  3. letters

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... should be polite to others. Joyce Lee Show your support for the disabled There are many people who discriminate against the disabled. They believe handicapped people cannot take care of themselves or contribute to society. However, many disabled people participate in charity activities and show their support to society in other meaningful ways. For example, I saw some wheelchair ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Barriers to disabled widespread I am visiting China in relation to health professional university courses, establishing links with universities and hospitals. I read the report about mainland carriers ('Airlines can ban disabled from flights', November 3). The comment that there may be more than 80 million disabled people in China 'but you see very few ...

  5. National lessons 'pose difficulties for ethnic groups'

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... races,' she said. Wong called it a forced imposition of identity on non-Chinese locals in the city. Those championing the rights of the mentally disabled were also worried. Fiona Cheng Shuk-fun was accompanied on the march by her hyperactive son, whose disability was not helped by the hot weather. 'He's as innocent as a piece of white paper,' Cheng said. 'Unlike mainstream ...

  6. Gold medals in the arts for hearing-impaired duo

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Hong Kong at 15. He studied typing and won two awards for it in 1995, at a contest that introduced him to the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong- a link that profoundly affected his ... the footpaths are. It is also about the software [how society caters for the disabled].' The association recently opened the Jockey Club Arts Accessibility Service Centre. It provides signing ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Quarry Bay Airlines must not violate human rights I refer to the report ('Airlines can ban disabled from flights', November 3). Human rights have been problems in particular countries but who would have thought it would come to a stage where the disabled would have to take the risk of going to an airport and being stopped by staff because they might make people on the flight ...

  8. Stalls to make way for Gap store

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com The owners of two newspaper stalls that have served Mong Kok for decades say they are being forced out to make way for an entrance for the disabled ... a store entrance for the disabled was installed just behind their stalls. The pair, who have been given a stay of execution while they challenge the Food and Environmental Hygiene ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mean a lot to needy It is was heart-warming to read that Hong Kong's disabled and retired citizens will at last be getting the great benefit of access to cheap (HK$2) bus fares, and that the scheme will now start on August 5, slightly earlier than originally planned ('HK$2 fare for over-65s and disabled to start early', July 22). Such concessionary fares mean a lot ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the discrimination it has practised for years. Christine Houston, Central Disabled policy must be scrapped I refer to the report ('Airlines can ban disabled from flights', November 3). It is disturbing to know that more than half of the mainland's 24 airlines have rules saying staff can refuse disabled passengers the right to board, because they might offend or make the other ...




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