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  1. A-levels more than just a test for the disabled

    Posted Jun 25th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Li

    ... Vivian Li For secondary school graduates, the A-levels are a difficult- some would say excruciating- milestone towards higher education. But for disabled students, the pain is not just ... with disabilities, the tests represent an intellectual and physical challenge, sometimes lasting 12 hours to take just one test. 'I started the exam at 8.30am and finished at 10pm,' said Sam Cheng ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718078/levels-more-just-test-disabled
  2. City Digest

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Welfare pay rises to kick in next month Recipients of social security payments, including the elderly and disabled, will receive 5.2 per cent more each month from February 1. The old age allowance will increase from HK$1,030 to HK$1,090. Those recipients with disabilities will get HK$1,395 or HK$2,790, depending on the severity of their disability. An able-bodied person over 60, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991036/city-digest
  3. Expo to boost awareness of medical aids

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei The provision of medical aids to China's millions of disabled and elderly people is still in its infancy, officials said yesterday. The statement came as part of a State ... state-of-the-art hearing aids, to prosthetic limbs and wheelchair-friendly vehicles from overseas and domestic suppliers. According to official figures, there are more than 80 million disabled people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590362/expo-boost-awareness-medical-aids
  4. Mind how you go, no matter how painful

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... from heart failure, aged 27. At the time of his death, he was developing SMS technology for air travellers and computer keyboards that can respond to brainwaves for the severely disabled. Up ... them through their suffering. So, to answer my own question, I venture to say it's better to keep your mind with a disabled body- because you can still stay defiant in the face of cruel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998131/mind-how-you-go-no-matter-how-painful
  5. 32 fall ill at kindergarten

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Twenty-eight students and four of their teachers at a kindergarten for pupils with learning disabilities have fallen ill in an outbreak of upper respiratory tract infection, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday. The patients, aged between two and 40, developed symptoms between June 13 and Wednesday. Only two, both aged five, needed to be admitted to hospital but both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/597723/32-fall-ill-kindergarten
  6. Dream Big with Nick Vujicic

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Lord

    ... on television programmes, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, and releasing motivational DVDs. He talks about his disability, how he's overcome many problems, and how everyone can find meaning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/732786/dream-big-nick-vujicic
  7. Prising open the grip of prejudice

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to reduce discrimination against people with disabilities, especially when it occurs in recruitment for government jobs. Research and surveys we have conducted since 2010 show how serious the problem is. The mainland government has disqualified people who are sight or hearing impaired from working as public servants, and many disabled people have complained to us they face different ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1002101/prising-open-grip-prejudice
  8. Olympic theme for flower show

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... weather this year would attract more people. The flower show will run until March 24. Admission is HK$14 for adults, and half price for children, seniors and the disabled. It is free for seniors and the disabled from Monday to Friday, except public holidays. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629920/olympic-theme-flower-show
  9. Free flu jabs for those over 50 on welfare

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... vaccine shots will be provided to eligible groups in public hospitals and clinics as well as in homes for the elderly and disabled. Tsang said over-50s not on welfare should get the vaccine from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983238/free-flu-jabs-those-over-50-welfare
  10. Free flu vaccine plan to halt return of Sars

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy A programme yesterday began providing free flu vaccinations to 120,000 patients who are elderly, disabled, chronically ill or on welfare. The vaccinations, which are hoped ... special homes for the disabled to vaccinate 69,000 people by November 29. Meanwhile, the Hospital Authority began visiting 70 general outpatient clinics, where it will vaccinate 50,000 people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434232/free-flu-vaccine-plan-halt-return-sars

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