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Blindness

Project Vision saves sight of 80,000 mainlanders

A group of Hong Kong eye surgeons are racing against time to combat the rapid growth of cataract-related blindness on the mainland brought about by delayed treatment.

Monday, 24 September, 2012, 4:04am

Running blind

In 2010, two teams of four runners completed Hong Kong's Oxfam Trailwalker 100-kilometre race in about 32 hours, without sleep, stopping only briefly to eat. Both teams finished about halfway through the field of 600 teams - which is remarkable when you consider that four of the runners were visually impaired and the other four were their guides.

12 Sep 2012 - 3:02pm

Guide dogs return to streets of HK after 3-decade absence

Two US-trained guide dogs are turning around the lives of their Hong Kong owners as helping hounds return to the streets of the city three decades after it was declared too noisy and crowded for them.

18 Aug 2012 - 10:09am

Eye-popping idea wins top prize

King's College claimed the Hong Kong Outstanding IT School Award this year. They beat eight other finalists with an innovative app that aims to help the blind 'read' images and videos.

The six-member team envisioned 'Eye Touch', which would allow the visually impaired to feel pictures with their hands. It is a type of Braille, which the blind use to read books and papers.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:30pm

Quiz

A new hi-tech approach to cataract surgery introduced to Hong Kong about three months ago is said to be safer and more efficient than the traditional manual method.

3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

E-books open new chapter for disabled

By the time Wong Ka-ho, 20, completed his A-levels this year, the young blind man had amassed 13 boxes of Braille textbooks for just four subjects. The books - 10 of which are needed to reproduce an average textbook - were back-breaking to carry to school.

But then electronic books came along and transformed his heavy load into a few dozen files saved on a single USB drive.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Police watchdog reports on vice-premier's visit

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

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