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  1. News - Hong Kong - HK SPIRIT: KEVIN CHENG KAI-MAN

    Photographer's disability doesn't stop him from daring to dream

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

    ... that's rare even among those of us who aren't disabled," says photographer Ducky Tse Chi-tak, Cheng's mentor and friend, who got to know Cheng during the 2009 protests against the government's bid to demolish Tsoi Yuen Tsuen to make way for the Guangzhou-Hong Kong high-speed rail. Being a photographer is tough for those with disabilities, Cheng admits. "I can't run ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Disability no hurdle to Special Marathon 2013 participants

    Posted Jan 21st 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Annual race sees record turnout as thousands team up in bid to stamp out discrimination- and show that everyone can lead a healthy life Disability no hurdle to marathon runners Thousands of people took part in a special race yesterday aimed at breaking down the barriers for people with mental disabilities. A record-high turnout of 1,988 people took part ...

  3. Still a struggle for disabled to join workforce

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Caitlin Wong

    ... Caitlin Wong Hong Kong's disabled continue to face an uphill task in gaining public acceptance and getting assimilated into the workforce, and this more than a decade after laws were introduced against disability discrimination. The Disability Discrimination Ordinance was enacted in 1995, but Hong Kong has made little headway since in raising public awareness of the ability ...

  4. Prejudice haunts disabled workers

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... There was a time when society at large believed that disabled people should stay at home, for their convenience and safety as well as to keep them from troubling others. The 'out ... showing that, since the introduction of a minimum wage last May, more than one in five with disabilities have lost their jobs. Such a situation was foreshadowed during debate on the minimum wage, ...

  5. Work together with disabled people

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... I am writing in response to the article 'Bosses still refuse to hire disabled staff, forum told' (SCMP, October 3). This should not be happening in Hong Kong. According to an NGO (non-governmental organisation), there are 360,000 disabled people in Hong Kong, but only 13 per cent of them are economically active. Companies often try to get around the law by claiming ...

  6. More effort needed to help disabled

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong may not be the most disabled-friendly place in the world. But over the years, efforts have been made to try closing the gap- and our authorities deserve commendation in this regard. Since 1995, discrimination on the grounds of disability has been outlawed. The government has adopted a more sensitive recruitment policy and encourages the private sector to do likewise. ...

  7. Wrong attitude on disabled: poll

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Although the public knows more about the disabled today, labelling and prejudice have become worse, according to a recently released survey by the government's anti-discrimination body. The Equal Opportunities Commission interviewed 1,011 people from June to August last year. It found an improvement in public awareness towards disabilities but a decline in attitude, ...

  8. Job quotas for disabled can help change minds

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is to the credit of the Hong Kong government that, despite many objections, minimum-wage legislation was recently introduced. Another group of people in need of stronger employment support is the disabled ... equal opportunities. In many advanced economies, particularly in Western Europe, big employers give preference to job applicants with disabilities to help them meet an assigned quota of, say, ...

  9. No one exempt from our disability law

    Posted May 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and US. It is perhaps not inconceivable, then, that a visually impaired man travelling by himself says an airline refused to let him board a plane because of his disability. Details ... a wheelchair. The allegations, if substantiated, will be shocking to disabled people in other developed nations, where laws protecting their rights have been in force for decades. In Hong Kong, though, ...

  10. Give the disabled a helping hand

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Discrimination against people with disabilities is a serious problem in Hong Kong. Many employers are not willing to hire them, saying they cannot handle the workload. Society also discriminates against the disabled. People give them strange looks. There are not enough facilities for them. Discrimination exists because people don't understand- disabled people can also ...




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