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世界盲人聯盟亞太區第二次就業研討會總結報告2012

SUMMARY 總結
These are some of my thoughts of this symposium:
以下是我對這研討會的一些感想
Employment opportunities for people with visual impairment is still limited (Hong Kong, Malaysia, and China)
中國,馬來西亞,和香港視障人士就業機會仍然有很大的局限

Government polices support are essential in creating high mode (level) employment (the Malaysian Experience of Teachers, China)
政府政策支持,對創造視障人士高技術就業,是基本要素(馬來西亞教師,中國醫療按摩師)

We have advanced to the digital age. According to the report from DAISY, the majority of the 2000 best selling books are available in digital format
我們現已身處數碼世紀。根據DAISY的報告,全球最暢銷的二千本書,大部份已有數碼版

Legislation requiring all digital platforms be barrier free is becoming the norm. China has implemented such legislation this year.
法例規定所有電子平台,必需要是無障礙,將會成為標準
With continued advancement in electronic technology, affordable and reliable braille reading equipment should come in the near future. (e.g. $U.S.300 braille display.)
隨著電子科技不斷進步,價廉,可靠的電子點字閱讀儀器將會普及。(例:三百美元的電子顯示器)。

High level employment for people with visual impairment should be a norm, rather than an exception if we work together to:
若我們能同心合力,視障人士從事高技術職業,應該是慣例,而不是例外

Provide the best education opportunities to people with visual impairment, according to their interest, aptitude and dreams.
按視障人士的興趣,能力,和夢想,為他們提供最佳的教育機會
Create policies that ensure a barrier free environment
創造無障礙的環境
Educate and show case to the public about ability and potential of people with visual impairment. Tell them stories of successful employment of people with visual impairment
公眾教育,及向他們展示視障人士的能力和潛質. 告訴他們視障人士成功就業的故事

個人經歷
Complete my summary with a personal experience
我想用一些個人經歷來完成我的總結:
In 1995, 17 years ago, I visited Organisations serving people with visual impairment in Sweden
一九九五年,十七年前,我探訪瑞典的視障人士服務機構

The tour guide was an 18 years old student who was totally blind
接待我的是一位全盲的學生
She took us around to different organisations
她帶我們到不同的機構參觀,探訪

She told me that she wanted to become a reporter
她告訴我希望成為一個記者
She learned to use braille display and related information technology since kindergarten
她從幼兒園開始,學習使用電子顯示器及相關的資訊科技

She was taught, since childhood, she could achieve her dreams if she worked to her capacity
她從少就被教導,只要全力以赴,就可以夢想成真
She was self-confident, hopeful, and always smiling
她充滿自信,滿有盼望,滿面笑容

I later learned that the Swedish Government would provide work stations, and designed special equipment for people with visual impairment so that they could work effectively and efficiently in employment
我知道瑞士政府為視障人士提供特別工作配套,為他們設計特別儀器,令他們能有效的工作。

Believing in the ability of people with visual impairment
信任視障人士的能力
Legislating suitable policies
訂定適合政策
Providing adequate resources
提供充足資源

With technology advancing to this day, people with visual impairment engaging in high level employment should become the norm, rather than exceptions.
以現時科技發展,視障人士從事高技術職業,應該是一個慣例,而不是例外。

I trust that with our cooperative effort, many stories of successful and dignified employment from people with visual impairment will come.
我深信,只要我們同心協力,將會有更多視障人士從事成功和有尊嚴職業的故事出現

I pledge that you would send me those stories and publicize them worldwide
我在此向各位呼籲,告訴我這些故事,並向全世界推廣
Together, we can make a world that can realize the potential and ability of people with visual impairment
我們可以創造一個世界,令視障人士能夠實現他們的潛質和能力。