Connect with us

Fashion Lifestyle

Fashion and Lifestyle – ‘Make Covid info accessible for mentally disabled’

Published

on

Fashion and Lifestyle – A social work scholar says people with intellectual disabilities are being left behind because they struggle to follow information put out by the Hong Kong government about Covid-19.

Angela Cui, an assistant professor at the Chinese University, took part in a global study on the impact of the pandemic on intellectually-disabled people and their carers.

The study was carried out between August and October last year, and involved more than 3,700 carers from 12 countries, including the UK, US, Canada, and Australia.

She said the survey found that in Hong Kong, only about a quarter of respondents were satisfied with the standard and timing of the information, compared with the average 60 percent satisfaction rate around the world.

“We found that persons with intellectual disabilities, they may feel they are overlooked in the pandemic, I can say, because most of the information related to Covid-19 is prepared for the general public, that means for persons who have deficit in reading, comprehension or cognition, they may not understand the general information very well,” Cui said.

She told RTHK that the research highlighted the importance of making information accessible to all, as people struggled to make decisions without it.

“For instance, a young man with mild-graded intellectual disability shared that he could not understand the notice of Covid-19 vaccination when going for injection,” she said.

Cui urged the government to release tailor-made information to people with special needs in a timely fashion.
Read More

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Fashion Lifestyle

Fashion and Lifestyle – CityMall raises $22.5 mn in funding from General Catalyst, others

Published

on

Fashion and Lifestyle – Recently, the company has expanded beyond daily-use products like groceries and FMCG products, into fashion, electronics, electrical appliances, cosmetics and others.
Read More

Continue Reading

Fashion Lifestyle

Fashion and Lifestyle – Prime Day 2021 clothing deals: The best fashion offers from Levi’s to Adidas and Vans

Published

on

Fashion and Lifestyle – There’s plenty of big brand names to snap up in the second day of the Amazon Prime Day sale
Read More

Continue Reading

Fashion Lifestyle

Fashion and Lifestyle – Tsinghua design school accused of internalized racism for accentuating Chinese models’ slanted eyes at runway show

Published

on

Fashion and Lifestyle – Did graduates of a prestigious design school feed into racist stereotypes with a fashion show featuring models who all had noticeably slanted eyes, and makeup to accentuate their “Chinese eyes”? Or are Chinese internet users just oversensitive?
Read More

Continue Reading

Trending