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

Nov
13
Wed
Christmas Party 2019 @ Royal Plaza Scotts
Nov 13 all-day

Together with SADeaf, the Social Group of the Deaf (SGD) is inviting our Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing friends to join our Christmas Party!

Please register with Elizabeth at SADeaf. Cash payment will be collected upon registration. For enquiries, please contact Elizabeth (Elizabeth@sadeaf.org.sg or 97917566).

Nov
16
Sat
NGS – Storytelling with Gohpi @ City Hall Wing, L1, Karung Guni Boy Installation
Nov 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Gallery Signs 2019 @ National Gallery Singapore (Level 1, Padang Atrium Tour Desk)
Nov 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gallery Signs 2019 @ National Gallery Singapore (Level 1, Padang Atrium Tour Desk) | Singapore | Singapore

Description

Join us for an interactive guided tour of the Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019 and UOB Southeast Asia Gallery! Hosted in English and Singapore Sign Language (SgSL), this tour welcomes persons of all abilities, whether Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Hearing. Based on the theme of “Creating New Worlds,” this 60 minute conversational tour encourages participants to engage with the artworks and each other. Deaf participants will get to share more about Deaf experiences while hearing participants can gain a better understanding of Deaf culture and be introduced to basic SgSL.

Gallery Signs Date & Time:

  • Saturday – 19 October 2019, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Saturday – 26 October 2019, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Saturday – 09 November 2019, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Saturday – 16 November 2019, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Meeting Point:

Level 1, Padang Atrium Tour Desk

Note:

  • The programme is free, with purchase of a same day General Admission ticket. General Admission is free for Singaporeans and PRs. Click here to find out about General Admission ticket fees.
  • Participants are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour, as slots will be given out to those on the waitlist thereafter.
  • This tour is suitable for ages 12 and above.
  • By registering for this programme, you give the National Gallery Singapore consent to use your personal data to email you to participate in a post-programme survey. (If contacted for feedback, participation in the survey is optional.)
  • Please note that photographs and videos will be taken during and after the programme. By signing up for this programme, you agree to be filmed and/or photographed and for the Gallery to use and/or display these photos and videos in the Gallery’s premises, for marketing purposes, and on the Gallery’s social media platforms and publications.
  • This programme is held in conjunction with the exhibition Children’s Biennale 2019, which runs from 25 May 2019 to 29 December 2019 at National Gallery Singapore.
Hello, How Do You Move?
Nov 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Hello, How Do You Move?

Hello, How Do You Move?” is a site-specific dance project created by Ammar, a deaf choreographer, dancer and film-maker and Rachel Nip, a hearing dancer, choreographer and theatre practitioner. This project explores how people of varying abilities can communicate and express ourselves through movement and the senses. The project engages the audience to experience movement in different spaces that are usually not considered traditional performance spaces. The improvised movements respond to the space’s design, history, uses and people associated with it.

Performances will be on 9 and 16 November (Saturday) at Practice Tuckshop at 58 Waterloo. Showtimes are 4:30pm and 7:30pm on both days. Tickets are $15. Enjoy 10% discount with promo code EARLYBIRD until 25 October.
Event information: https://peatix.com/event/1331958

Ammar and Rachel will also restage this project on 7 December (Saturday) at Substation’s SAD Bar at 45 Armenian St. Showtimes are at 5pm and 7:30pm. All performances will have a post-performance talk with the choreographers and performers where the audience will be able to ask questions, share reactions and responses. All post talk sessions will have Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) interpretation. Tickets are free but pre-registration required.
Event information: https://peatix.com/event/1321576

“Hello, How Do You Move?” was first developed for Practice Tuckshop Incubation Programme in 2019. The re-staging at SAD Bar is supported by Substation as part of Substation’s A Public Square.

Hello, How Do You Move?
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hello, How Do You Move?

Hello, How Do You Move?” is a site-specific dance project created by Ammar, a deaf choreographer, dancer and film-maker and Rachel Nip, a hearing dancer, choreographer and theatre practitioner. This project explores how people of varying abilities can communicate and express ourselves through movement and the senses. The project engages the audience to experience movement in different spaces that are usually not considered traditional performance spaces. The improvised movements respond to the space’s design, history, uses and people associated with it.

Performances will be on 9 and 16 November (Saturday) at Practice Tuckshop at 58 Waterloo. Showtimes are 4:30pm and 7:30pm on both days. Tickets are $15. Enjoy 10% discount with promo code EARLYBIRD until 25 October.
Event information: https://peatix.com/event/1331958

Ammar and Rachel will also restage this project on 7 December (Saturday) at Substation’s SAD Bar at 45 Armenian St. Showtimes are at 5pm and 7:30pm. All performances will have a post-performance talk with the choreographers and performers where the audience will be able to ask questions, share reactions and responses. All post talk sessions will have Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) interpretation. Tickets are free but pre-registration required.
Event information: https://peatix.com/event/1321576

“Hello, How Do You Move?” was first developed for Practice Tuckshop Incubation Programme in 2019. The re-staging at SAD Bar is supported by Substation as part of Substation’s A Public Square.

Dec
7
Sat
Hello, How Do You Move @ The Substation
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hello, How Do You Move @ The Substation | Singapore | Singapore

“Hello, How Do You Move?” is a site-specific dance performance created by Ammar, a deaf choreographer, dancer and film maker and Rachel Nip, a hearing dance, choreographer and theatre practitioner. As part of Substation’s A Public Square, this project explores how people of varying abilities can communicate and express ourselves through movement and the senses. The project engages the audience to experience the public space in and around Substation’s SAD Bar with improvised dance movement that responds to the design, history, uses and people associated with it. “Hello, How Do You Move?” was first developed for Practice Tuckshop Incubation Programme in 2019.

The performance will be followed by a post-performance talk with the choreographers and performers where the audience will be able to ask questions, share reactions and responses. All post talk sessions will have Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) interpretation.

Hello, How Do You Move @ The Substation
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Hello, How Do You Move @ The Substation | Singapore | Singapore

“Hello, How Do You Move?” is a site-specific dance performance created by Ammar, a deaf choreographer, dancer and film maker and Rachel Nip, a hearing dance, choreographer and theatre practitioner. As part of Substation’s A Public Square, this project explores how people of varying abilities can communicate and express ourselves through movement and the senses. The project engages the audience to experience the public space in and around Substation’s SAD Bar with improvised dance movement that responds to the design, history, uses and people associated with it. “Hello, How Do You Move?” was first developed for Practice Tuckshop Incubation Programme in 2019.

The performance will be followed by a post-performance talk with the choreographers and performers where the audience will be able to ask questions, share reactions and responses. All post talk sessions will have Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) interpretation.

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