EOC stands for the Equal Opportunities Commission. It is a Hong Kong statutory body responsible for implementing ordinances meant to eliminate discrimination based on disability, family status, race and gender.

Special mooncakes adorned with Chinese writing made by the visually impaired aim to raise the awareness of people suffering from visual disabilities, in Hong Kong in July 2015. The mooncakes each came with the Chinese character for “Braille” inscribed on its surface. Photo: Handout

Why do HK companies not welcome people with disabilities?

In July last year, non-profit organisation CareER conducted a survey to examine the employment situation among highly educated people with disabilities. Only 59 per cent of the 206 interviewed were employed at the time of the survey, whereas 28 per cent had never held a job.

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