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soundslides

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December 2, 2010 at 10:08 am

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Map

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December 1, 2010 at 1:33 pm

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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. ūüėÄ

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¬†voluntary 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.ÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅ” (www.hksb.org.hk)

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

Miss Jiang (who is visually impaired,¬†but low vision didn’t¬†disturb her life,¬†only some difficulties in reading, so she has to put reading materials really close to her eyes) mainly introduced their library, which is my former¬†unapproved 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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November 27, 2010 at 11:56 am

How to get to DID

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How to get to DID from Exit G, MTR Mei Foo Station. Also bus is a good choice(refer to the map for bus route),actually 905 can save a lot of time than MTR.

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November 26, 2010 at 7:14 am

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Earn A Living in Hong Kong?

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 There are more than 120,000 visually impaired people in Hong Kong, only 8,000 of them could successfully get a job. Also, Their salaries are lower than ordinary employees.

[Charts, job occupations and salary level of visually impaired people in HK, source: statistics. gov. hk]

What is the reason of it? Dose it mean Hong Kong is not user-friendly to the VI people?

Do we have an open heart?

 

 

 

 

 

 

[From left: Daniel and his three daughters, which all  in soundslides]

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† [Soundslides:¬†working day of Daniel’s ,¬†the blind guide of Dialogue In the Dark.]

An Equal job Market?

         Text: 1. interview with Daniel and telephone interview with Mr. Chanyau Choung

                     2. Employment experience of Mr. Lee, a blind senior citizen of HK

                                             [Graph and audio]

Live on welfare?

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Text: analysis HK’s welfare system¬†and Interview with Danny Chan, Chief of Employment Department of HKSB¬†¬†¬† (Hong¬†Kong¬†¬†Society of Blind)

                                        [Graph and audio]

[Map: point out all mentioned organizations’ location in HK]

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November 25, 2010 at 11:44 am

Accessibility to ATM Room

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Around¬†the neighbourhood of my apartment, most¬†ATM Rooms have step stair(s) in front of their doors. So I guess it means banks¬†don’t¬†care about disabled.

Only Chartered Bank has the ATM room wheelchair people could access.

Their staffs are able to help¬†wheelchair and deaf¬†people¬†to get into the lobby, sounds sweet, but what about visually impaired people, are they not supposed to get bank service? I am not sure… more research need to be done here.

  

The press button is in a suitable height for people in wheelchair, but the symbol is confusing. Can other disabled, say deaf people, use it?

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November 23, 2010 at 9:33 am

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No Press!

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November 22, 2010 at 3:03 pm

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