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Visit Hong Kong Society for the Blind (HKSB)

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Went to HKSB( Hong Kong Society for the Blind) this morning. HKSB…what a name. ­čśÇ

Anyway, a little bit background about HKSB:

“Established in 1956, the Hong Kong Society for the Blind, (hereafter called the Society), is a government subvented┬ávoluntary agency dedicated to the well-being of the visually impaired people in Hong Kong. In the past years, the Society has been providing comprehensive services for the blind and visually impaired population. The Society provides eye care and low vision services, rehabilitation and career training, education support, employment consultation, adaptive technology, ICT applications, rehabilitation for multi-disabled persons and residential care for the visually impaired elderly.´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐” (www.hksb.org.hk)

I visited HKSB with some pupils and found┬áthat Mr. Lee, who I met several days ago, was the tour guide.┬áHe was delighted when surrounded by children. I just felt awkward as those children stopped talking to me as soon┬áas they found out I speak mandarin and cannot fully understand┬áCantonese…==”‘┬á

Miss Jiang (who is visually impaired,┬ábut low vision didn’t┬ádisturb her life,┬áonly some difficulties in reading, so she has to put reading materials really close to her eyes) mainly introduced their library, which is my former┬áunapproved topic for final project.

They have Thousands of braille books, both English and Chinese. But still, the audio books are more popular, as some member may not know braille, as they got blind late in their life.

HKSB even have braille e-books, but she didn’t show the e-books to us.

OK, here is the map about how to get there.

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Written by jillzhu

November 27, 2010 at 11:56 am