Wheelchair Challenge: Watch JMSC Students Attempt to Negotiate the HKU Campus

JMSC Students check out audio visual equipment to document the wheelchair challenge. Photo: Lionel Mok.

Students taking Online Journalism were set a challenge: experience life as a wheelchair-bound user of the University of Hong Kong campus.

They were divided into groups, issued with a wheelchair and given a route to negotiate.

As this selection of reports shows, the student reporters found the university’s facilities for wheelchair users fell far short of the ideal.

View a selection of reports:

1. Eliot Hall to the Canteen in the Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre

2. The Run Run Shaw Building to the Lily Pond

3. The HSBC Cashpoint to the Main Library

4. The East Gate to the Swire Building


1. Eliot Hall to the Canteen in the Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre
Soundslide: Jalasaya Federoff
Narration: Jalasaya Federoff
Photos: Lionel Mok, Zahira Danda, Sergio Held and Jalasaya Federoff
*Note: There is a wheelchair ramp from Eliot Hall but the team could not find it


2. The Run Run Shaw Building to the Lily Pond
Soundslide: Lareina Choong
Audio/Narration: Lareina Choong, Stephanie Li, Natalie Wang
Photos: Natalie Wang, Stephanie Li, Lareina Choong


3. The HSBC Cashpoint to the Main Library
Soundslide: Robert Kemp
Audio/Narration: Tracy Lam, Apple Lam, Robert Kemp
Photos: Tracy Yang, Apple Lam, Robert Kemp


4. The East Gate to the Swire Building
Soundslide: Connie Tse
Audio/Narration/Photos: Jaime Chua, Jingting Peng, Connie Tse and Xinyan Yu


Reports produced with Soundslides