China: End Discrimination, Exclusion of Children With Disabilities
Children with disabilities face significant hurdles in accessing education in China, and a substantial number of them receive no education at all. In higher education, government guidelines allow universities to restrict or bar access to applicants and students with certain physical or mental disabilities.
There are at least 83 million people with disabilities in China, according to official statistics. Over 40 percent of them are illiterate. While government figures show near universal enrollment of children in primary school, there is a large gap for children with disabilities: 28 percent of such children are not receiving the basic education to which they are entitled.
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Photo: A blind girl reads Braille text in her class at the Shanghai School for the Blind in Shanghai. ©2007 Reuters/Nir Elias
China: End Discrimination, Exclusion of Children With Disabilities

Children with disabilities face significant hurdles in accessing education in China, and a substantial number of them receive no education at all. In higher education, government guidelines allow universities to restrict or bar access to applicants and students with certain physical or mental disabilities.

There are at least 83 million people with disabilities in China, according to official statistics. Over 40 percent of them are illiterate. While government figures show near universal enrollment of children in primary school, there is a large gap for children with disabilities: 28 percent of such children are not receiving the basic education to which they are entitled.

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Photo: A blind girl reads Braille text in her class at the Shanghai School for the Blind in Shanghai. ©2007 Reuters/Nir Elias