Song Hye-kyo Opens Wallet to Help the Blind

Song Hye-kyo Song Hye-kyo

Actress Song Hye-kyo has sponsored the publication of guidebooks for the blind at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province.

She covered all costs for the project organized by Seo Kyoung-duk, a professor at Sungshin Women's University.

Seo came up with the project after finding that braille guidebooks were unavailable at the site despite the large number of visually impaired visitors. Song joined the effort at his suggestion last November.

Song's role in SBS drama "The Winter, the Wind Blows" helped her better understand the challenges faced by people with disabilities, her agency said. She plays a blind heiress of a large company in the program.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 28, 2013 10:57 KST