Hong Kong, China Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Organization : Hong Kong Blind Union & Hong Kong Society for the Blind 1. Population Profile Data of the Blind Community According to Special Topics Report No. 62 “Persons with disabilities and chronic diseases” published by HKSAR Census and Statistics Department in December 2014, the number of people with visual impairment are 174,800 which equals … Read more

China Country Report to World Blind Union Asia Pacific, General Assembly, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

There are more than 85 million disabled persons in China, of which more than 17.5 million are visually impaired (including blind persons with multiple disabilities). China’s “13th Five-Year Plan” lasts from 2015 to 2020.Its overall aimis to build acomprehensive well-off society in an all-round way. In this process, the Chinese government attaches great importance to … Read more

Extension of voice-navigated e-Channel service to China Ferry Terminal Control Point

The Immigration Department announced today (December 21) that with effect from December 22, an e-Channel equipped with voice navigation function will be operational at both the arrival hall and departure hall of the China Ferry Terminal Control Point (CFTCP), with a view to enabling visually impaired persons to perform self-service immigration clearance. They will be … Read more

Uber Launches UberASSIST to Help Persons with Disabilities in Macau

Mar 27, 2017 Worldwide ride-hailing company Uber is launching “Uber-Assist” in Macau today, a new function of its well-known mobile app. Designed to provide additional assistance to seniors and people with disabilities, Uber-Assist pairs passengers with “specialized” driver-partners. According to Uber Macau general manager Trasy Lou Walsh, these drivers have received special intensive training in … Read more