POLS7050 - Unequal treatment of the disabled 10406697 & 10428755

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POLS7050 - Unequal treatment of the disabled 10406697 & 10428755

  1. 1. Unequal treatment of the disabled Presented by So Chung Yin 10406697 Wong Chi Yuen 10428755
  2. 2. <ul><li>(A) Objective </li></ul><ul><li>(B) Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>(C) Recommendations / Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>(D) Q & A </li></ul>Table of Contents
  3. 3. Objective <ul><li>Analyzing whether the treatment of the current Hong Kong policies and social conditions are adequacy for people with disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Designing methods to assist disabilities acclimate to the society </li></ul><ul><li>Designing methods to affect their participation in public affair </li></ul>
  4. 4. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (The Level of Resources Allocation ) <ul><li>For Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>To understand what level of the hierarchy of disabilities is currently on </li></ul><ul><li>To recognize the needs of disabilities and focus on satisfying their needs </li></ul><ul><li>To understand what kind of resources could motivate their participation in public affairs </li></ul>
  5. 5. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (The Level of Resources Allocation ) <ul><li>Physiological: air, water and foods </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and Security: security and protection from physical and emotional harm </li></ul><ul><li>Social (Love): friendship, family, acceptance and needs to give and receive love </li></ul>
  6. 6. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (The Level of Resources Allocation ) 4. Esteem: internal esteem factors such as autonomy and external esteem factors such as status 5. Self-actualization: realizing and achieving person’s potential
  7. 7. <ul><li>In the situation in Hong Kong, the level of the hierarchy is currently on social needs and is trying to satisfy the esteem needs </li></ul><ul><li>Government and society should cooperate to focus on the first four levels (Physiological needs, Safety and Security needs, Social needs and Esteem needs), then the highest level (Self-actualization) could be achieved finally. </li></ul>Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (The Level of Resources Allocation )
  8. 8. <ul><li>3.Disabilities are difficult to have fully esteem needs in the existing Hong Kong society so that it is hard to achieve the highest level to realizing and achieving their potential. </li></ul>Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs (The Level of Resources Allocation )
  9. 9. Resources Allocation and Satisfaction of Disabilities (The Degree of Resources Allocation) <ul><li>The more resources supply, the more living needs of disabilities can be improved? </li></ul>In fact over supporting power may lead negative effects
  10. 10. <ul><li>To analyze the degree of supporting power and show the relationship of Resources allocation and Satisfaction of disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>inverted-U relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Y-axis = S atisfaction of disable d person </li></ul><ul><li>X-axis = R esources Allocation to the disable person </li></ul>Resources Allocation and Satisfaction of Disabilities (The Degree of Resources Allocation)
  11. 11. Resources Allocation and Satisfaction of Disabilities (The Degree of Resources Allocation) Resources Allocation Satisfactory Results Low Low <ul><li>The demand of disabilities can not be satisfied </li></ul><ul><li>Disabilities can not easily acclimate to the society </li></ul>Optimal High <ul><li>Potential of disable person can be achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Public resources can be effectively used </li></ul><ul><li>Disabilities can acclimate to the society and make integrated society </li></ul>High Low <ul><li>Over reliance on social resources but are reluctant to contribute to society </li></ul><ul><li>Can not get acceptance from society </li></ul>
  12. 12. Analysis
  13. 13. Analysis
  14. 14. <ul><li>Government Aspect </li></ul><ul><li>Only 6.4% of disability with Diploma or higher education background. </li></ul><ul><li>High unemployment rate of disable 88.2% </li></ul><ul><li>Disable allowance amount $1,325 / $2,840 - either or CSSA </li></ul><ul><li>Funding provide to NGO for supporting disable may not sufficient (70% for CSSA, 30% for different function including disable) </li></ul>Analysis
  15. 15. <ul><li>Society Aspect </li></ul><ul><li>Charities provided are limited and short term to the needy. </li></ul><ul><li>Existing facility / construction is still insufficient (e.g. approximate 60% of LINK shopping centre with inadequate shopping facilities for the disability) </li></ul>Analysis
  16. 16. <ul><li>Legal / Regulatory Aspect </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) received 15 628 inquiries and 921 complaints: a. 344 sex discrimination, b. 528 disability discrimination c. 23 and 26 Family Status Discrimination cases of racial discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Statutory of minimum wage reduces the competition of disable, extra cost required for assessor evaluation of wages for disability </li></ul>Analysis
  17. 17. Recommendations <ul><li>Government Aspect </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the amount of disable allowance plus salary which the working disable people granted are not less than $6,000 or CSSA </li></ul><ul><li>Implement disability insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Invest on developing of sheltered workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage the employer from private sector or NPO to employ disability with agreed target by specific tax discount or fund subsidized. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Government Aspect </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic accessibility (E-Accessibility) </li></ul><ul><li>1. improve the efficiency with lower cost in providing public service, strengthening education and training to the disability </li></ul><ul><li>2. higher the education level, the higher the level of resistance from poverty and inequality. </li></ul>Recommendations
  19. 19. <ul><li>Electronic accessibility (Innovation example) </li></ul><ul><li>Eye tracking system developed to control computer (with Low cost) </li></ul><ul><li>- a computer software with drivers x 1 </li></ul><ul><li>- normal camera unit x 2 </li></ul><ul><li>- Plastic glasses x 1 </li></ul><ul><li>= done! </li></ul>Recommendations
  20. 20. <ul><li>Government Aspect </li></ul><ul><li>Entrust more power to the group of disable people, such as allocating 5 or less additional seats to functional or community groups comprising the disabled person in Legislative Council. - this kind of power may help them to fight for the equilibrant from the source of problem </li></ul>Recommendations
  21. 21. <ul><li>Social Aspect </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the current facilities for disable </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage innovation in the design for disable </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen the civil education to reduce conflict / barrier </li></ul>Recommendations
  22. 22. <ul><li>Legal / Regulatory Aspect </li></ul><ul><li>Complaint cases only take 0.1% of the total disabilities number. </li></ul><ul><li>seems relatively low comparing to the total population </li></ul><ul><li>seems the role of EOC is not yet utilized. - Strengthen the EOC role and resources - Strengthen enforcement to DDO </li></ul>Recommendations
  23. 23. Conclusion <ul><li>Disable = not only individual problem </li></ul><ul><li>= social problem or public problem </li></ul><ul><li>= absent from efficient Market Theory </li></ul><ul><li>= Inequality </li></ul><ul><li>Up to this moment, Government interruption for re-balancing the disability situation is still required. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Q & A

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