Issue 28 - 12 April 2011  
  1. The EOC’s Revised Code of Practice on Employment under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance gazetted  
On 8 April 2011, the EOC’s revised Code of Practice on Employment under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance (DDO) was published in the government gazette. The revised Code gives practical guidance on how to implement equal opportunities between persons with disabilities and those without in the workplace. It also provides updated information on the developments of the law with relevant case illustrations to ensure its continued usefulness as a reference tool for employers, employees, and human resources practitioners.
  Read the press release  
  Download the revised Code  
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  2. Watch the EOC’s Docu-Drama and learn more about accessibility  
Tomorrow’s episode of “A Mission for Equal Opportunities”, the EOC’s docu-drama series on TVB Jade Channel, will be based on a real-life case on the provision of barrier-free access in a housing estate. Through this episode, the EOC hopes to remind our viewers that barrier-free access is an arrangement that benefits everyone irrespective of disabilities. Watch tomorrow’s episode from 7:00 to 7:30pm, and call us on our hotline (Tel: 2511 8211, open from 7:30 to 8:00pm) if you have questions on discrimination issues. This series will run every Wednesday until 11 May.
  Watch the drama series 2011  
  Previous docu-drama series (with Cantonese, English and Putonghua versions)  
  3. Last call for entries for the EOC’s photo competition  
The entry deadline for the EOC’s photo competition, “My Vision of Equal Opportunities”, is fast approaching on 30 April 2011. This activity is co-organised with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, U Channel, and supported by RTHK. The theme of the photo can cover gender equality, inclusion of persons with disabilities, equal opportunities for persons with family status, or racial equality/harmony. We urge all photo enthusiasts to send us your work and show us how you see equal opportunities.
  Competition details  
  4. Enhance your understanding of Equal Opportunity Issues through the EOC’s Calendar Training  
To enhance public awareness of equal opportunity issues, the EOC is offering training workshops on the anti-discrimination ordinances and other related topics. In particular, we are offering a free new course, “Access for All”, to help property managers, business owners, and HR personnel to better understand their responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance.
  Spring 2011 Calendar Training  
  5. The EOC outreaches to the public on accessibility with photo exhibitions  
To promote our vision of “access for all”, the EOC has organized various photo exhibitions since March 2011. The displayed photos are entries from the “Accessibility and Social Inclusion” photo competition organized by the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, the Photographic Society of Hong Kong, and the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong. The exhibition, which also explains the equal opportunity laws in simple terms, will be at The Link’s shopping centres.
  • Lei Yue Mun Plaza (Yau Tong) on April 15-17
  • Oi Tung Shopping Centre (Shau Kei Wan) on April 20-23
  • Tin Yiu Plaza (Tin Shui Wai) on April 24-26
  • Hoi Fu Shopping Centre (Tai Kok Tsui) on April 28-30
  Please come and visit us.  
Stay updated on the EOC’s work and positions by referring to our press releases and media interviews on our website. Also, stay tuned on other equal opportunities issues and community initiatives by visiting our community resources and community events pages for information from our community partners, including publications, survey reports, publicity campaigns, and upcoming conferences.