Not enough done for physically disabled in Taiwan

Welfare groups urge more help for disabled people:

Hsieh Dong-ru (謝東儒) the Secretary-General of the League of Welfare Organizations, said "What we have cared most about is which cities and counties have made the most effort to get rid of obstacles for the physically disabled."

He also said that cases such as Yen Hsu-nan (顏旭男) showed that the nation needs to do much more for the disabled. Yen suffered from a genetic disorder in which the bones break easily. Yen died earlier this year from injuries sustained after a student who was carrying him on his back accidentally slipped and fell.

Taiwan's urban design is very poor. Even for a fully abled person, it can be sometimes of a challenge to walk along some "sidewalks", because they are full of parked cars and scooters (it is very much so in Taichung, anyway). It seems that that person died because he had to be carried on someone's back to pass some of those urban hurdles...