SINGAPORE – Thirty minutes before each show of the ongoing production Not In My Lifetime?, ticketholders are invited to a tour of the stage, which includes feeling the puppet props and a model of the set design.
This touch tour is designed for the blind and those with visual impairments, who also receive headsets to listen to audio descriptions of the action on stage.
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Ms Barbara D’Cotta, a special needs teachers from SADeaf is featured during the Budget Speech. Find out about her story at https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/special-needs-teacher-grateful-for-healthcare-benefits.
Stephy Hg lost her sense of hearing after a high fever when she was young. However, it did not stop her from living her life in a positive manner. 8 years ago, she even became a make-up artist. Although she faced many challenges in life, she believes that “I can do it too!”
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A generation of music-lovers are damaging their hearing with audio players that do not limit dangerously high noise levels, the U.N. health agency said on Tuesday.
Due to rising operational costs, The Singapore Association of the Deaf (SADeaf) will formally introduce changes to the existing service rates that have remained the same for over 20 years.
The change will take effect from April 2019.
|Service requested from||Fee
| Minimum Fee
|Affiliates (such as SSD and MVS)||$10||3 hours | $30|
|Registry of Marriages||$10||2 hours | $20|
|Voluntary Welfare Organisations||$20||2 hours | $40|
|Government Boards||$30||2 hours | $60|
|State / Family Courts|
|Tourist||$50||2 hours | $100|
|Service requested from||Minimum Fee for first 2 hours||Fee for subsequent 30min blocks|
|Affiliates (such as SSD and MVS)||$20||$5 per 30min|
|Voluntary Welfare Organisations||$60||$15 per 30min|
|Institutes of Higher Learning (New Category)||$80||$20 per 30min|
|Medical (New Category)|
|Government Boards & Agencies|
|State / Family Courts|
|Tourist||$100||$25 per 30min|
What will you be doing to create memories with your loved ones this festive season?
Being deaf has never gotten in the way of Haishu’s passion to help others. It was Christmas 12 years ago when she first felt moved to sponsor a child. This year, she joined a World Vision trip to Mongolia to meet her sponsored child. Like many child sponsors, Haishu showed us that indeed, love transcends all boundaries!
Will you join her to let light shine for vulnerable children this Christmas?
The link to Haishu’s passion to help others is:
Special thanks to Amirah Osman from The Singapore Association for the Deaf for the interpretation!
“Despite my disability, I’m glad that I am still able to pursue a fulfilling career in the housekeeping department and contribute to someone’s happiness.” – Adrian Low, Room Attendant
Read Adrian’s full story at https://bit.ly/2DOAJFg
She lost her hearing at the age of three after an illness, but that did not stop high-achieving Low Jarn May from doing well academically and completing her ACCA in 4 1/2 years, as well as establishing her career as a chartered accountant, alongside championing causes for the deaf community around the world, and starting a family.
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