Online Quiz on disability
awareness with answers

Question 1
They are guide paths for persons with visual impairment What are those one-foot wide, long grey stripes stuck on the ground around the HKU campus? (Please see photo on the right.)

  • They are to prevent people from slipping during rainy days.
  • They are guiding tracks for goods trolleys.
  • They are guide paths for persons with visual impairment.
  • They are to make the campus look more modern.

Question 2
dots on a guide path What do dots on a guide path represent? (Please see photo on the right.)

  • danger
  • warning
  • changes
  • any of the above

Question 3
Why is there a lift button panel positioned at a lower level in the lifts of some buildings such as the Knowles Building?

  • To facilitate children to press the lift buttons.
  • To facilitate persons with visual impairment to press the buttons.
  • To facilitate wheelchair users to press the buttons.
  • Because the height of that panel is limited by some electrical components in the part above.

Question 4
"We are going to tie some beautiful balloons on the handrails along the staircase in front of the Loke Yew Hall to decorate for the ball to be held there tonight." How would you comment on this idea?

  • It's a good idea to make the staircase more beautiful.
  • It's a good idea to create a romantic atmosphere for the participants.
  • It's a bad idea as it would make it difficult for people with a disability to use the handrails.
  • It's a bad idea because accidental busting of the balloons would scare the participants.

Question 5
Considerable expense is necessary to accommodate most workers with a disability.

  • true
  • false

Question 6
People with cerebral palsy cannot do the following:

  • use computers
  • accounting
  • control electrical appliances
  • none of the above

Question 7
When speaking to a person with hearing impairment who knows lip-reading, I should:

  • exaggerate my mouth movement
  • speak loudly
  • speak slowly
  • speak naturally

Question 8
People with a mental illness are more likely to be aggressive and violent.

  • true
  • false

Question 9
It is okay to say to a person with visual impairment "Have you watched this TV programme?".

  • true
  • false

Question 10
People with a disability want to be treated like everybody else.

  • true
  • false

Question 11
It is impolite to pretend that you understand what someone with a speech disorder is saying.

  • true
  • false

Question 12
When helping a person with visual impairment to cross a street, you should:

  • Hold one of his/her hands and lead him/her.
  • Stand behind him/her and use your right hand to grasp his/her right shoulder and hold his/her left hand with your left hand and tell him/her to walk, stop or turn.
  • Let him/her grasp the back of your arm and lead him/her.
  • Lead him/her after he/she has put his/her hands on your shoulders.

Question 13
Which of the following may, prima facie, constitute an unlawful act under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance?

  • To refuse to employ a wheelchair user as an Executive Officer because of his disability.
  • To refuse to employ a person as a Police officer because his father had schizophrenia.
  • To refuse to admit a student with visual impairment because of her disability.
  • All of the above.

Question 14
What is the problem of building a flight of stairs at the entrance of a commercial building as the only means of access to that building?

  • There is no problem as a flight of stairs will help to make the building look grand.
  • It may be an unlawful act under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance as wheelchair users cannot gain access to the building.
  • It will make it difficult for people pushing trolleys or baby strollers to get into the building.
  • (b) and (c) above.

Question 15
What is the problem of making a company website inaccessible to persons with visual impairment?

  • There is no problem as persons with visual impairment cannot read websites.
  • It means that some potential customers cannot get the company's information.
  • It may be an unlawful act under the Disability Discrimination Ordinance as persons with visual impairment cannot gain access to websites.
  • (b) and (c) above.

Answers

1. C 2. D 3. C 4. C 5. B
6. D 7. D 8. B 9. A 10. A
11. A 12. C 13. D 14. D 15. D