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Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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/

Stephy Ng – Makeup and Hair

Our heartiest congratulations to one of the talents from our Deaf & Hard-of-hearing community – Miss Stephy Ng – Makeup and Hair for winning the “Most Bold” category at the Singapore’s TOP Makeup Artist 2018!

The event is jointly organised by LUSH the Magazine and the Makeup Artist Association of Singapore.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/muastephyng/photos/a.187325454617045.49065.122102207806037/2174591845890386/?type=3&theater

 

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!

SGSecure Talk by SADeaf: Police explained counter-terrorism messages through sign language

Publication: Shin Min Daily News
Date: 8 April 2018
Reported by: Low Choon Chyuan
Translated by: Jinhua Kuek

For the first time, the Singapore Police Force held an SGSecure talk at the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf). Through a sign language interpreter, they explained counter-terrorism messages to more than 60 Deaf and Hard-of-hearing attendees.

This event, co-organised by SADeaf and Geylang Neighbourhood Police Centre, was held at SADeaf premise at Mountbatten Road yesterday afternoon. Tailored for the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community for the first time, the event aimed to provide SADeaf members important counter-terrorism messages.

The presenter reminded attendees to be wary of suspicious characters and objects, and to “run, hide, tell” in the event of a terror attack. The attendees were also taught how to do CPR. Staff members from SADeaf gave simultaneous sign language interpretation on stage at the same time.

More than 60 Deaf and Hard-of-hearing attendees took part in the talk. Many of them raised their hands and asked questions to the police officers present.

One of the attendees, pharmacist assistant Jenny Yeo, 57, told Shin Min Daily News through sign language: “I rarely have the chance to learn about such counter-terrorism information in the past, so I am very glad to participate in today’s event and I learnt a lot.”

Another attendee, 54-year-old accountant Ms Teo, said: “I will share what I learnt today with my family and friends.”

SADeaf Executive Director Sylvia Teng told Shin Min Daily News: “The Deaf and Hard-of-hearing individuals are just as vulnerable as others in times of crisis. Many important counter-terrorism messages were conveyed in this talk, which will better prepare them to handle crisis.”

Notetakers help the Deaf “hear” the world

Notetakers help the Deaf “hear” the world

Headline: Notetakers help the Deaf “hear” the world

Publication: Lianhe Zaobao
Date: 4 March 2018, Sunday
Reported by: Choy Xin Ying
Translated by: Jinhua Kuek

Standfirst: Mr Yeo Wei Yong has worked at the Singapore Association for the Deaf for nearly three years. To help the Deaf understand their lessons, he uses a laptop computer and a wireless keyboard to transcribe everything he has heard, including lesson contents and small group discussions.

Find an Article from Zaobao with an translation to English

Deaf couple first met on Facebook

Born deaf, this couple was first friends on Facebook.

Now, they’re friends for life.

Their first date was at an IT and electronics exhibition.

Read more at http://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/deaf-couple-first-met-facebook

Mainstream school takes in P1 kids with hearing loss

They learn alongside peers at Mayflower Primary, with help from specialised teachers. Find out more at the link

2nd Advisory Report from PTC

The 1st Advisory Report published in August 2016 had 17 recommendations for an improved transport experience for various commuter groups. All recommendations were accepted by LTA and will be implemented progressively.

This year, the Advisory Report reveals a deeper and richer understanding of our commuters’ voices, with a focus on our rail system. We sought to understand their preferences across different rail lines; their willingness to be engaged, involved and to contribute. Click below to access PTC’s 2nd Advisory Report and uncover the story of our SG commuters from the ground.

Click on the 2nd Advisory Report

 

Appointment of new Executive Director

SADeaf wishes to announce the appointment of Ms Sylvia Teng as its Executive Director with effect from 1 March 2016.

Ms Teng was an ex-banker with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). During her stint with SCB, she held two portfolios – Branch Network Strategy and Service Performance. Her responsibilities included spearheading and project managing the Qualifying Full Banking* (QFB) project which involved implementation of US$15 million project throughout its branch network and Service Performance of SCB’s counter staff; responsibilities included recruitment, training, appraisals and counselling of 133 bank tellers.

She has previously held senior and management positions with Singapore Airlines (Leading Stewardess), listed company – Builders Shop Pte Ltd (Senior Manager), Director of several local SMEs and most recently founded a Social Enterprise in 2014.

* Full banking licence awarded by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).