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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Apple has a tremendous initiative of hosting the Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) in their Retail stores and offices around the world.

GAAD is a week long event of raising awareness and education to the public on accessibility as well as hosting a series of talents from the PwD community. GAAD is made available to everyone at the Apple Orchard Retail store (270 Orchard Road)

We are excited to share that there will be talents from our Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community that will be showcasing and presenting their incredible work/skills at the Apple Orchard Retail store.

Details as follows:

Date: Sunday May 20
Live Art: Figures and Caricatures with Isaac Liang
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Join deaf illustrator Isaac Liang for Global Accessibility Awareness Day and learn about his journey around the world, sketching and painting with iPad Pro. He’ll share the fundamentals of figure drawing. Then you’ll get hands-on with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, using lines and colour to create your own caricatures. The session will be facilitated by a sign language interpreter.
To register: https://www.apple.com/…/live-art-isaac-liang-6398202376968…/

Interested to know more about Apple products? Do check out the schedules below:

Date: Tuesday May 15
Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Hearing Loss
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
To register: https://www.apple.com/…/using-ipad-and-iphone-with-hearing…/

Date: Friday May 18
Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Hearing Loss
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
To register: https://www.apple.com/…/using-ipad-and-iphone-with-hearing…/

Date: Sunday May 20
Basics: Using iPad and iPhone with Hearing Loss
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
To register: https://www.apple.com/…/using-ipad-and-iphone-with-hearing…/

For the full line-up of GAAD events at the Apple Orchard Retail store, you can check them out below:

https://www.apple.com/…/collection/accessibility-collection/

Eat With Your Family 2018

Our Office will close half an hour earlier @ 5pm on 25 May 2018, Friday for our staff members to enjoy quality time with their loved ones.

Deaf Achievers Awards 2018

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Deaf Achiever Awards!

The objectives of the Awards are:

  • To recognise the outstanding achievements of Deaf individuals regardless of
  • their level of hearing loss
  • To recognise the contributions of teachers who have dedicated themselves to the teaching and mentoring of Deaf students, and
  • To recognise the contributions of individuals and organisations who have made big differences in Deaf lives.

 

We are looking for outstanding Deaf individuals and dedicated teachers who have made an impact on the lives of Deaf students.  If you know of any deaf friends who had made outstanding progress in their studies, a deaf colleague or friend who excelled in sports, someone with a special talent that deserved recognition or a dedicated teacher that had made an exemplary impact on deaf students in the classroom, please let us know by completing the respective nomination forms.

 

Please click on the respective award categories below to download the nomination form.
Award Categories

Nominations should reach us not later than 31 May 2018.

If you find their achievements and/or contributions deserve recognition, make your nomination today!

NOTICE on website maintenance

Our website will be undergoing scheduled maintenance over the weekend from 28 to 29 April 2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused

NOTICE on website maintenance

Our website will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Friday, 30 March 2018.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Invitation to tender for a 5-year contract for 2 color multifunction printer workstations

SADeaf is pleased to invite you to tender for a 5-year Contract for 2 color multifunction printer workstations.

 

Deadline for receipt of tenders : 13 February 2018, 6 pm
Award of tender to successful candidate : 20 February 2018

 

The tender document is available at https://sadeaf.org.sg/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Tender-for-Multifunction-Printer-Workstations.pdf

Notice on Operating Hours during Chinese New Year

Please note that our Operating Hours will be as follows during the Chinese New Year holidays:

 

14 February 2018, Wed – 8.30am to 5.30pm (Night office will be closed)

 

15 February 2018, Thu (Eve of Chinese New Year) – 8.30am to 12.30pm

 

16 February 2018, Fri (Chinese New Year) – Public Holiday

 

Normal operating hours will resume from 19 February 2018, Mon.

 

21 February 2018, Wed  – 8.30am to 5.30pm (Night office will be closed)

2nd Advisory Report from PTC

SADeaf welcomes the findings and its recommendations by the Public Transport Council (PTC) in their 2nd advisory report for our Deaf & Hard-of-hearing community.

 
– Countdown timers on display panels at the platforms.
– Push notification of disruption information in sign language.
– Place greater emphasis on bus captains’ familiarity with the names of the landmarks in English along their routes for those who are English educated.
– More public education on commuting with our community.

 
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Public Transport Council for co-organising Focus Group Discussions (over 2 days with 6 groups) last year to gather feedback from our community.

 
Let’s work towards a more inclusive Singapore!

NOTICE: Operating hours on 27 December 2017

NOTICE

 

Operating hours on 27 December 2017, Wednesday.

 

Please be informed that our office will be closed at 5.30 pm.

 

Night office will resume on 3 January 2018, Wednesday.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Wishing all a fruitful 2018 ahead!