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SADeaf 60th Anniversary

SADeaf is celebrating our 60th anniversary this year. We hope to tie in our celebrations with the SG50 events at the same time. We are looking for 50 people (preferably deaf) to song-sign the winning song, “These Are The Days”. It would be uploaded on Youtube to commemorate SG50 before National Day.

Practices will be held every Thursdays, 7-10pm at SADeaf hall starting this week on 7 May.

If you have an interest in song signing and are keen to participate, and are also able to come for practices, please email James Ong as soon as possible. We are taking in only 50 signers.

Let’s celebrate together!

Firm helps the disabled to set up businesses

Ms Wendy Tay, 37, who is deaf, was earning $1,500 a month working in a bakery. That was until October last year. Now, she makes only a third of that every month. But this is not the story of a person’s loss, but gain. While she earns less, she now owns and runs a cleaning business, in which she finds more dignity and fulfillment.”

Find out more about this story here.

CCA Christmas Fair is here!

Yes! It’s time for the CCA Christmas Fair again!

SADeaf is taking part as usual – we will be running 11 stalls at the Xmas Fair selling food, handicrafts as well as game stalls.

Date: 5 December 2015, Saturday
Time: 10am – 5pm

Venue: Ngee Ann City, Civic Plaza

Come and join us!

ASEAN Para Games Opening Ceremony (Live Captioning)

Good news! For the first time, live captioning will be provided at a major sporting event hosted by Singapore.

Watch the live Youtube stream here with live captioning for the Opening Ceremony at 8pm, 3 December 2015. Don’t miss it! There will also be live sign language interpretation at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games.

For more info on the ASEAN Para Games, go to its official website.

Membership Renewal

It’s time to renew your SADeaf membership again! Find out more about membership privileges and benefits at the Membership page. To continue enjoying the above privileges and benefits, we strongly urge you to renew your membership by 31 December 2015.

To make the renewal process convenient for you, please complete and mail the Membership Renewal Form with a crossed cheque payable to ‘The Singapore Association for the Deaf’. Cash payments can also be made in person at the Association during office hours (8.30am to 5.30pm) from Monday to Friday. Please ignore this letter if you have already renewed your membership for 2016.

If you have any queries on your membership, please contact our Admin Assistant at 6344 8274 ext. 14, SMS 9226 7637 or email

Thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you as our member again!

Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)


Dear valued members,

As announced by the Executive Council (Exco) on 29 September 2015, there will be an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM).

Details are as follows:
Date: 9 January 2016, Saturday
Time: 3pm
Venue: SADeaf

All current Ordinary and Life members will receive a letter on the EGM with a detailed agenda by early December.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you.

Sylvia Teng
Honorary Secretary

ERA Charity Walk 2015

Sunday, 8 March, dawned bright and clear, as a crowd of 300 gathered at SADeaf to take part in the ERA Charity Walk 2015. Our long-time Ambassador for the Deaf, ERA Realty Network Pte Ltd, had organised this fundraising event for the third time. The participants consisted of ERA staff and agents, as well as our Deaf clients and students from the Singapore School for the Deaf.

SADeaf Patron, Ms Ho Ching, also turned up to show her support and even walked the entire route with us! SADeaf President Dr Christopher Low and members of the Executive Council were on hand to receive our patron and ambassador. At the end of the walk, which looped around the open space at the Sports Hub, Mr Jack Chua, CEO of ERA, gave a short speech and presented a cheque of $80,000 to us.

We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the ERA folks for their big hearts, and also wish to extend a warm welcome to ERA, as it had just moved to its new head office at Mountbatten Square beside our premises. Hello, neighbour!

For more photos, browse to our Facebook album.

Ni Dawei Presents “Sign Language: Communication and Media”

We had the honour of having Mr Dawei Ni from Austria, who majored in sign linguistics, to present a talk titled ”Sign Language: Communication and Media”at SADeaf’s AVA room on Monday, 9 Feb 2015.

The engaging two-hour talk was attended by 78 participants, including 11 from Malaysia and USA. The topics included the importance of communication in sign language from the linguistic perspective, and how using sign language in various media helps improve accessibility for Deaf people. Dawei had the audience in thrall and laughter throughout with his lively demonstrations of various linguistic concepts.

Thank you, Mr Ni, for the most enlightening presentation which was indeed an eye-opener as well as mind-opener!

For more photos, please browse the Facebook album.

Deaf Dialogue 2015 : Our Lives, Our Future

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

More photos of the event can be found here. The report and transcript of the Dialogue will be made available at a later date. Please check our press releases page for updates.