Hong Kong has never been known as a friendly place for the disabled. When is the last time you saw braille on lift buttons, or heard a distinct beep at the end of your escalator ride to alert the blind? Well, an interactive channel is aiming to do its part in improving entertainment options for the disabled. On December 5, HK Cable launches iReach Out, an interactive channel to provide the disabled with quality entertainment. Disabled people at home will be able to interact via SMS, the internet and call-in by phone or web-phone to vote and access chat rooms for discussions. The channel features a discussion panel comprised of the hearing, sight and speech impaired. At home, the hard of hearing can understand via a sign language interpreter, the sight impaired will have a voice interpreter, and those with speech problems can participate remotely. Programmes include talk and game shows, children's programming and shopping. Let's hope this project helps create a more disabled-friendly city.