Our services

The following are the services we offer to our deaf or hard-of-hearing clients. Others like Interpretation, Notetaking and Sign Language courses are open to all.

Casework & Counselling

The Community Services (CS) department is where Deaf and hard-of-hearing clients and their families can turn to for assistance in various areas. Our team of social workers, case managers and social work assistants are on hand to provide a diverse range of services to clients such as personal development, family issues, coping skills, needs assessment and managing expectations.

Financial Aid & Employment Support

We facilitate the application of financial assistance schemes such as Seniors’ Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF), Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) and Special Assistance Fund (SAF). We also provide job placement assistance such as job matching and career guidance.

Learning Support & Speech Therapy

Learning Support: Provide one-to-one intervention to students with hearing loss who are currently attending mainstream schools ranging from pre-school to tertiary level. Speech therapy: Provide one-to-one intervention to enhance students' listening, articulation and language comprehension skills.

Hearing Test & Equipment Aids

Staffed by a qualified audiologist, SADeaf’s Hearing Care Centre (HCC) provides a full spectrum of hearing care-related services. Besides hearing tests and consultations, clients and members can also get their ear moulds made at the HCC and purchase batteries and other accessories at nominal rates.

Interpretation & Notetaking

Our staff interpreters have extensive interpreting experience in a diverse range of settings – at schools, law courts, corporate workshops, government functions among other places and events. We also have a pool of note-takers who are deployed mostly to clients studying in institutes of higher learning such as ITEs, polytechnics and universities. Note-takers are carefully matched to clients based on their skill-sets and background.

Sign Language Courses

We offer a range of sign language courses and customised awareness workshops/programmes. We also cater to the needs of frontline professionals such as medical staff, police, emergency and social workers.

Upcoming Events and Activities

Singapore Sign Language Week @ The Red Box
Sep 24 – Sep 29 all-day
Singapore Sign Language Week @ The Red Box | Singapore | Singapore

Greetings from the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf).


The International Week of the Deaf (IWD) is an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and it was first launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy. Since then, it is celebrated annually by the global deaf community.


This year, the IWD will take place on 24-29 September 2018 under the theme “With Sign Language, Everyone is Included!” in which the theme is shared with the International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) for the first time. Members of the International Deaf Community gather together during this time to promote the status of sign languages and the rights of deaf people.


Besides the official launch of the IWD on Saturday, 15 September 2018; SADeaf is organising a fringe event – Singapore Sign Language Week 2018 to promote greater awareness of our Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community.

Date: 24-29 September 2018
Time: 11 am to 8 pm
Venue: The Red Box
13 Somerset Rd, Singapore 238165

Programme (Refer to attachment)

  1. Exhibitions
  2. Learn Sign Language
  3. Awareness Talk
  4. Games



Visit to MediaCorp @ MediaCorp
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visit to MediaCorp @ MediaCorp | Singapore | Singapore

Social Group of the Deaf (SGD) is organising an experiential visit to Mediacorp. Activities include various role playing like acting, news presenter and more.

Date: Friday, 5th October 2018
Time: 4pm ( Please meet at SADeaf at 3pm )
One-way transportation is provided from SADeaf to Mediacorp.

Fee: $5 per person

If interested, please make the payment at SADeaf during working hours.

Video Link: https://www.facebook.com/SADeafSG/videos/526872694429981/

DEAFinitely Free Day @ SADeaf Hall
Oct 13 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
DEAFinitely Free Day @ SADeaf Hall | Singapore | Singapore

Maximum: 100 participants (First come first served)

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On Sept 29 (4PM - 6PM), Isabelle will be conducting a Today@Apple Photo Lab session with the public and towards the end of her session, she’ll

Eat With Your Family 2018

The Singapore Association for the Deaf supports "Eat with Your Family 2018" and "My Family Weekend, Bring Your Family to Work Day".

Invitation to tender for IWD2018 event set up

SADeaf is pleased to invite you to tender for IWD2018 event set up.   Deadline for receipt of tenders : 31 August 2018, 12 pm

National Day Rally 2018

A link to SADeaf's YouTube will be provided via SADeaf's Faceback 2 hours prior to the commencement of the Prime Minister's National Day broadcas

Apply for the post of Deaf signer

For Self-Registration :    https://goo.gl/Do2yBM For enquiries, please email James at james@sadeaf.org.sg or SMS him at 9688 5073.


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