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Wheelchairs

Buyers gain direct access to cutting-edge products

From surgical devices and health monitoring systems to sleep aids and biodegradable fabrics, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair offers buyers direct access to the most innovative products on the market.

Monday, 7 May, 2012, 12:00am

Budding engineers help the elderly

Kenneth Yung Hon-yi is putting a stop to wheelchairs.

The University of Hong Kong mechanical engineering graduate's design for an automatic wheelchair brake won him one of the top prizes during last week's Hong Kong Engineering Week.

17 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Market a hurdle for wheelchairs

Elderly shoppers in wheelchairs have been left unattended in the middle of the road outside a wet market because it was too hard for domestic helpers to push them inside, a stallholder says.

8 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Couple are still happy despite their disabilities

Policeman Ng Keung is more familiar with his wheelchair than his service revolver - he has been paralysed from the waist down since he was shot in the line of duty in 1979. Mr Ng was 21. He was told he would never walk again.

24 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Scientists strive to get Ah Pun moving

Scientists are working to overcome a problem that is preventing quadriplegic Tang Siu-pun - whose dramatic plea last year to be allowed to die sparked widespread sympathy - from getting out of the hospital room where he has been confined for 14 years.

18 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Spoke in the wheels

Anyone who has ever stumbled to the MTR, weighed down by shopping bags, will remember those three steps to be climbed up at the entrance, before the descent into the station itself.

2 May 2001 - 12:00am

Wheelchairs not welcome

On May 12, I and my friend, who is confined to a wheelchair, attended a performance of Le Cadre Noir de Saumur at the Coliseum.

We arrived an hour before the start of the show, so my friend's handicap could be accommodated.

4 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

A charity mobilises the disabled in poor nations by helping them make

FOR the past eight years David Constantine has travelled widely in the developing world, bringing more than a glimmer of hope to wheelchair-bound people like himself. The Bristol-based charity Motivation, which he founded in 1991, helps make a difference to the lives of many disabled people by helping them make wheelchairs.

28 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Wheelchair death after coach fall

Fourteen months after a design fault contributed to a passenger's death, only one Rehab bus had been modified, an inquest heard yesterday.

Coroner Ian Thomas branded the pace of change 'leisurely' and said the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department should give safety installations on the buses a higher priority.

27 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Aids for disabled 'removed illegally'

The owners of a building housing a cinema and hotel in Yau Ma Tei are being ordered to put back wheelchair ramps and other aids for the disabled that the Buildings Department says were illegally removed.

The owners of the Majestic Centre in Nathan Road are accused of removing ramps, handrails and a toilet for wheelchair-bound patrons without permission.

19 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Wheelchair surcharge would be discrimination

We read with concern the article headlined, 'Hail a good taxi service', by Professor Ho Lok-sang (South China Morning Post, October 3), recommending that 'an extra charge could be imposed on handling passengers requiring wheelchairs'.

18 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Children hit by high price of wheelchairs

Thousands of handicapped children are unable to afford special wheelchairs, which can cost up to $20,000, with some suffering further deformities as a result.

'The situation is particularly bad for children suffering from muscular dystrophy,' said Professor Jack Cheng Chun-yiu of the Chinese University's Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

13 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Promise to deliver the goods

Wheelchair-bound civil servant Cheung Kin-fai, 40, loathes the problems he has with shopping - but hopes they will ease with a government promise to deliver groceries to his door.

'It's difficult to carry home all the shopping, so people like me always have to make repeated trips to the shops,' he said.

3 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Scheme offers help for disabled

PEOPLE who cannot afford expensive wheelchairs or other walking aids now have another option.

The new Rehabilitation Equipment Loan Scheme will benefit anyone with temporary disabilities or illnesses, and disabled people who have ordered equipment from overseas but have yet to receive it.

2 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Ramp obstructions removed

I REFER to the letter headlined, 'Wheelchair access blocked' (South China Morning Post, August 1).

The ramp in question is designed to provide access to the restaurant of Hong Kong Park, for the convenience of park users, in particular, those in wheelchairs. The catering contractor was asked to remove the obstacles and the situation was immediately rectified on August 2.

9 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

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