What's on This Episode
World Ch. Schedule : MON to THU 06:20, SAT 06:00 KST
Date : 2017-04-20
4 Angles Ep.165
Building an Inclusive Workface
Mugunghwa, a Suwon-based manufacture of wireless vacuum cleaners, is taking the lead in hiring disabled workers. The firm was founded in 1994 with an aim to offer jobs for disabled people who are capable of working. Now, more than 60 percent of its workforce is handicapped. Find out how the company is helping disabled employees reach their full potential.
Life-Changing Technology for Disabled
Emerging technologies are opening wide the doors of opportunity for the handicapped. A local startup has developed the world's first smartwatch for the blind. The rounded pins embedded in the face of the watch move up and down to display the time or texts in braille. A Korean 3D printing company has unveiled 3D printed prosthetic hands for amputees. Learn more about the latest assistive devices.
Helping Those with Disabilities
Volunteer opportunities to help people with disabilities have diversified. About 1,600 senior helpers at Seoul's subway stations help blind passengers navigate the busy station and accompany them to their destination. A volunteer group at a local company reads and records audio books for blind and visually-impaired individuals. We take a look at how people are taking steps, big and small, to make a difference.
Deaf Actors Present Sign Language Musical
Among the celebrations for Day for the Disabled is a musical production presented by a team of deaf actors. In general, disabled people are considered as vulnerable members of the society who need help and care. But in art, it's quite a different story. Learn more about the sign language musical that transforms the actors' disabilities into art.