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DeafTODAY. (2003, November 18). Software updates for the hearing impaired. Avaya has announced two new solutions that enable people with sensory impairments to accurately and reliably transmit teletypewriter (TTY) signals over an Internet protocol network. TTYs are assistive devices used by people who are deaf or hearing impaired to communicate over telephone systems.
Knowledge Enterprise. Seeing what you say. Two final-year Electrical and Computer Engineering students seized on a “refreshing change from never-ending lectures and assignments” to embark on the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP). It was a golden opportunity to apply innovative ideas to fulfilling a higher humanitarian goal. Their aim? To roll out a cost-effective telecommunication device for the hearing-impaired in Singapore. This is Saad Naveed Pall and Tee Wei In’s story.
Equal Opportunities Commission. Engaging Persons with Disabilities in Employment. An air-conditioning maintenance company Natural Cool Holdings, for example, provides ergonomically-designed chairs for those with cerebral palsy and sign language courses for staff, so that they can communicate with colleagues with hearing impairment. These measures have helped improve the employability of PWDs. The company stressed that it hires them because they are capable of doing the job.
Internet for the disabled community: The Singapore experience.
[Photos of] the Singapore Association for the Deaf.
World Deaf directory - Singapore.
Canossian School for the Hearing Impaired.
Singapore School for the Deaf.
BuddhistChannel.tv. "Be With Me", My Beloved... Just Be Love. A social worker was so engrossed in unconditionally helping others that he almost forgets his own widower father, who in turn could not forget his deceased wife, who in turn lingers as a ghost, worried about her bereaved moping husband. He helps a blind and deaf woman, who does her best to help herself, and others too - as she imparts skills and confidence to blind children.
(2004, January 9). Two firms recognised for work with the deaf. Miss Ng's employer, Kentucky Fried Chicken Management (KFC), and Siemens Medical Instruments (SMI) have been appointed Ambassadors for the Deaf by the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) this year. Neither company is a stranger to such responsibilities.
(2003, October 16). Pity these deaf mutes? No, they are faking it. Milking public sympathy to sell soft toys, these pretenders are among the 1,469 illegal hawkers booked so far this year
(2003, March 14). KFC's Toa Payoh outlet operates entirely by the deaf. There is now a fast-food restaurant in town where one can order without uttering a single word. The KFC restaurant in Toa Payoh is the first to be operated entirely by people who are deaf. The kitchen is equipped with light indicators to alert the staff when the food is cooked.
(2003, January 9). Giving money? Signs to look for. Recently, the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) received a number of calls from members of the public, informing us that deaf peddlers were occasionally seen around town selling toys and other novelty items, claiming to be raising funds for SADeaf.
(2002, December 22). Carolling sans words at Starbucks outlets. The Singapore Deaf Awareness Programme 2002 aims to bridge the gap between the hearing-impaired and those who are not, with collaborative community projects. One example is a carolling project with the Starbucks coffee chain.
(2002, December 20). Christmas wishes come true for under-priviledged children. On Friday, twenty hearing-impaired children from Touch Community Services got more than time with Santa - they played games, signed songs, and went on a bus ride with a S$20 voucher each, to visit a toyshop for whatever present they wanted.
(2002, December 7). Singapore Poly hopes artificial reef project will bring back marine life. The Singapore Polytechnic is involved in a project to build an artificial reef which it hopes can bring some marine life back. The team has several deaf members who say underwater work is perfect for them. Adrian Yap, a deaf participant, said; "People do not have to talk in the water because they cannot talk in the water. For us we can use sign language to communicate with other people, so no problem for hearing-impaired!"
(2002, November 26). Special needs. Years ago, ambassador-at-large Prof Tommy Koh made a promise to a group of hearing-impaired students that he would champion their cause. These young people had wanted to return to Singapore to find work after their studies at a Washington university. They eventually went back to the US, disappointed that they could not secure good jobs. Yesterday, at a children's forum organised by the Ministry of Community Development and Sports, Prof Koh kept to his pledge.
(2002, November 17). Kids learn to relate to deaf people through storytelling. The National Library Board has used body language in a storytelling workshop to promote awareness of the deaf community and its culture. And children at the workshop at the Asian Children's Festival can now imagine what storytelling must be like for the hearing-impaired who can only rely on sign language and visual cues for the full picture.
(2002, November 17). Staying the course for two diplomas - and an award. A full-time job and deafness did not stop Mr William Chew, one of 23 people to get inaugural award for lifelong learning. For the past 12 years, deaf draughtsman William Chew has picked up two diplomas studying part-time while holding down a full-time job.
NUS. Seeing what you say. Two final-year Electrical and Computer Engineering students seized on a “refreshing change from never-ending lectures and assignments” to embark on the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP). It was a golden opportunity to apply innovative ideas to fulfilling a higher humanitarian goal. Their aim? To roll out a cost-effective telecommunication device for the hearing-impaired in Singapore. This is Saad Naveed Pall and Tee Wei In’s story.
The Electric New Paper. (2005, August 8). Deaf, but he listens to his heart.
Hi! Theatre. Scroll down to "Hi! Theatre".
Ramesh Meyyappan. As a deaf performer Ramesh has developed his work using a range of visual and physical styles, ensuring accessibility to both deaf and hearing audiences. Much of his work has been toured nationally and internationally. Ramesh also teaches aspects of visual & physical theatre and has had experience teaching groups with different levels of skills and abilities. He has facilitated skills workshops for a wide range of diverse groups from Europe, America and Asia Pacific.
DeafTODAY. (2004, September 20). Perfection despite disabilities. Muscleman Lee beats the odds even though he is hearing- and speech-impaired. When national bodybuilder Terence Lee flashes his muscular torso on stage, his every movement synchronised with the accompanying pulsating music, spectators can be forgiven for thinking that everything is perfect.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Federation. Contact info only.
Singapore Association for the Deaf.
Faith Community Baptist Church.
DeafTODAY. (2004, May 15). NUS team giving a voice to sign language. Sign language may soon get a voice as researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are working on a system to translate the hand actions into sound and text.
Singapore Sign Language: A language of Singapore.
Bar-Tzur, D. Indigenous signs for cities: Singapore.
Fingeralphabet Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapur, Taiwan (Fingerspelling in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapor, and Taiwan).