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China's NPC Standing Committee breaks new ground with braille reply to visually impaired

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Fighting Barriers. China's NPC Standing Committee breaks new ground with braille reply to visually impaired deputy

Transcript 15:01. 19th November 2023


China's National People's Congress has made history by instructing departments to respond to the first visually impaired deputy, Wang Yongcheng, in braille, a system of raised dots to help people read with their fingers. One such reply last week addresses legislative suggestions proposed by Wang, to help other blind people. Feng Yilei has the story.


Delivering responses to a Chinese lawmaker's heartfelt suggestions, this set of documents makes history not in the usual print, but in braille.


The recipient, Wang Yongcheng, is the first visually impaired delegate of China's top legislature. And he's dedicated his life to advocating for the well-being of China's 85-million people with disabilities.


WANG YONGCHENG, Deputy, 14th National People's Congress "I should say this is, indeed, a tangible response to my suggestions. It's closely related to critical, imperative, and much-anticipated issues for the majority of the disabled community."


After losing his sight at 19, Wang worked hard to become a physician. He's also trained and helped others in the blind massage sector, gaining international prestige. His suggestions for legislation span better employment and education for students with low vision.


https://news.cgtn.com/news/2023-11-19/VHJhbnNjcmlwdDc2MDEw/index.html

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