April 2015

Lesser Known Facts about the Community of People with Disabilities
Have you ever toured a disability museum, visited a university for the Deaf or watched a game at the Deaflympics? If you have not, read on to learn more about [...]
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Singapore Becomes the First South-East Asian Country to Ratify the Marrakesh Treaty
Amendments were made to Singapore’s Copyright Act and one of it was to increase access for those with print disabilities. SPD was heartened that in the process, our recommendations and [...]
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Change Starts with the New Generation – CTPCLP Symposium 2015
The Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme (CTPCLP) in the National University of Singapore (NUS) aims to develop Singapore's next generation of change makers and social innovators.
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Types of Ramps for Powered Mobility Devices
Powered wheelchairs and electric scooters enable persons with disabilities to move around the home and the community. However, there may be architectural barriers such as kerbs and steps that may [...]
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Catching Up with… Diroy, SPD Youth Aspiration Award 2015 Recipient
SPD Aspiration Award 2015 winner Muhammad Diroy is an aspiring graphic designer who is expected to graduate from Temasek Polytechnic’s (TP) School of Design this year. We caught up with [...]
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Never Too Early to Start – AT for Young Children
When should you start using AT? Can AT benefit very young children? What type of AT should be used?
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Disability in Fashion
The use of ‘zero-size’ models has long been a topic of debate on the fashion runway. There has been increasing calls for ‘stamping of stereotypes’ and greater diversity in fashion [...]
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Insights to the Roles of an Employment Support Specialist
They talk to employers to ascertain the demands of a job, assess a person with disabilities’ work-readiness and coach them in the initial months to help make the transition into [...]
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SPD Staff Recharge from One-Day Retreat
2014, being SPD’s 50th year, was a busy one. We celebrated our golden jubilee with a series of events starting with “Journey to the West” in May 2014, a 20 [...]
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Thank You for Making the SPD Charity Show 2015 a Success
Close to $5 million was raised through the SPD Charity Show 2015 telecast ‘live’ over MediaCorp Channel 8 on Sunday, 22 March, including $32,000 that was collected at the show’s [...]
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