17 January 2015 marked the 2nd Deaf Dialogue organised by SADeaf.
Attended by about 200 members of the community, including Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, SADeaf staff, family members, supporters and professionals in the field, it was held at the Lifelong Learning Institute at Paya Lebar from 2pm to 8pm.
We were glad to have, as our guest of honour, Ms Denise Phua, Mayor, Central Singapore District, who has been a strong and passionate supporter of our community over the years.
With the theme “Our Lives, Our Future”, the Dialogue focussed on various areas of concern to the community – such as communication, accessibility, employment, healthcare, early intervention and education. Representatives from various agencies and institutions such as MOH, BCA, SMU, SG Enable, had the opportunity update the community on current initiatives and programmes, and to take questions from the audience.