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What’s it like to be visually impaired?

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Learn more about how it feels to be visually impaired.

Now I kinda understand why my grandpa still want cataract surgery even in his 80s which is a dangerous age for any surgery. 

Visual impairment could be both inborn and acquired. More than half of visually impaired people in Hong Kong is senior citizens, which I think eye diseases or disorder contribute a lot. 


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November 22, 2010 at 2:17 pm

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Visual Impairment

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The term visual impairment covers a wide spectrum of different impairments, from totally blindness to color blindness, also including light sense blind, hand powered and index value blindness. It does not include those whose sight problems can be corrected by spectacles or contact lenses.

Hence if one is visually impaired, it does not necessarily mean one is totally blind and cannot see anything, but either blind or have impaired vision which might be improved.

Here is a vedio for you to “Understrand the Visually Impaired”


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November 21, 2010 at 7:23 am

Posted in Final Project

Wheelchair Tour

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Here is a group work project about navigating the HKU campus in a wheelchair of Natalie, Young and me.

We started from the Bonham Road (East Gate) to Yuet Ming Fountain (Journalism and Media Studies Center). What we found is, to be a wheelchair man in HKU, one has to donate more energy and time on the road, with so many slopes and limited direct access to buildings. However, people are always willing to help. Through our way, they volunteered to open the doors, hold the elevator or find the right way for us. 

Many thanks to all kind-hearted passersby and my dear teammates Natalie and Young. 🙂 

 [Please click the picture to view our soundslides]

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November 16, 2010 at 10:57 am

Posted in Class Project