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  1. Schools struggle with inclusive education

    Posted Feb 18th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... cry from a mostly segregated school system in the 1980s and 1990s. While the number of special schools that cater for students with intellectual disabilities and other more severe forms of disability has remained unchanged at around 60, most Practical Schools and Skills Opportunity Schools for students with learning difficulties were either closed or transformed into mainstream schools ...

  2. Levelling playing field for disabled

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... isolated.' The importance of giving young people with disabilities the opportunity to play sport was highlighted this week at an international conference in the Qatari capital, Doha. Mr Abdin, who ... with Special Needs, the conference brought together 250 academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss the role sport can play in the lives of people with a disability and to highlight ...

  3. Under-activity linked to cause of dyslexia

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... are those that contribute to reading disability,' Hammond said. Clinical studies showed that boys and girls were equally likely to have it. 'This is despite the fact that most school ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong's record on disabled rights attacked at UN

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.Yeung@scmp.com Government lags woefully behind nations like New Zealand and UK in protecting vulnerable people from discrimination, summit to hear Record on disabled law under fire at U.N. Hong Kong will be accused of falling  short on protecting the rights of people with disabilities at a United Nations committee hearing later this month. At its meeting ...

  5. E-books open new chapter for disabled

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the project. Those with dyslexia or other physical disabilities, like Form Five pupil Yeung Siu-fong, who was born without arms, have also found them useful. 'It was strenuous to flip pages ...

  6. Have your say

    Posted Jul 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Inclusive not ideal for SEN students Inclusive education is a noble idea as it involves giving every child, handicapped or not, a chance to have an ordinary school life. But according to recent news articles, some students with special educational needs ( ...

  7. Nets ban at disabled school challenged

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... teacher (NET) scheme. Lawyers for Law Chi-yuen, 10, said the NET scheme was illegal and discriminatory because it applied to pupils with physical disabilities but not those who are mentally disabled. Chi-yuen is a Primary Four pupil at HHCKLA Buddhist Po Kwong School, which provides special education to learners with mild intellectual disabilities. The 250-pupil Fanling school applied ...

  8. More time to file disability bias case

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... teachers to local schools, is illegal and discriminatory because it is available for pupils with physical, but not mental, disabilities. The lawyer argued that the Secretary for Education had breached the Disability Discrimination Ordinance because the NET scheme distinguished between students with mental and physical disabilities. Yesterday the judge said Yim should have presented ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Passion overcomes disability

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to 'listen' by reading lips and to speak like a normal person. Unlike most hearing-impaired Hongkongers who could hardly make it past high school, Tang did not allow her disability to disrupt her ... the welfare of the deaf. She is determined to help the deaf unleash their full-potential and not be discriminated against. How did you overcome your disability? I was very lucky to attend a newly ...




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