​Ensuring no one with disabilities falls behind

8 December 2022
A new book titled “Not One Person With Disabilities Falls Behind” collects over 20 typical cases of projects helping those with disabilities across China live better lives. [Photo courtesy of CDPF]

The book collects over 20 typical cases of projects helping those with disabilities across China live better lives, and vividly shows how the goal of ensuring “no one with disabilities falls behind” has been achieved. 

Innovative methods to eradicate absolute poverty have been rolled out in different parts of China alongside a raft of new measures, thereby earning valuable experiences. As such, people with disabilities have been provided with better services, meeting their diverse demands and helping them feel more satisfied, happier and more secure.

The book selects some of the more practical, pertinent, innovative and effective cases, covering a range of areas including poverty alleviation, employment, entrepreneurship, rehabilitation, culture and sports, care service, accessibility and informatization.

One example case is a high-quality employment service system for people with disabilities that has been set up in the city of Wuxi, Jiangsu province, to promote innovative practices in employment and entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, a public service alliance has also been established in Sichuan province to serve the same purpose.

A massage brand created in Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province, employs blind people as massage therapists. The brand is standardizing the management and consumer rating system of its massage establishments.

Further efforts have been made in Shandong province to help people with disabilities find employment and set up businesses in the cultural and creative industry, such as Xihaner Car Wash and Bear Paw Cafe, which are staffed by people with disabilities. 

Besides poverty alleviation, several projects in Henan and Hebei provinces have focused on other difficulties encountered by people with disabilities. For instance, the private sector has been supporting barrier-free modifications of homes for lower-income people with disabilities in rural Nanpi, Hebei province. 

Meanwhile, various projects aim to help people with disabilities integrate into society and realize their dreams, while others have been launched to provide them with rehabilitation education and develop their independent living skills.

An accessible service ecosystem has also yielded positive results in Hanjiang district, Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province. 

These cases can provide valuable experiences from which people can learn lessons, and act as models that can be replicated elsewhere in the future.

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