Poke-A-Braille Go!

Poke A Braille Go!

Join us for an afternoon of interactive fun whilst learning to unlock Braille Messages at different ‘Poke-Stops’using socially inclusive Singapore picture books with Braille Alphabet Codes..

The details of the event as below:
Date : 22 July 2018 (Sunday)
Start Time : 2.15pm – 4pm
Venue : Bedok Town Square
Nearest MRT: Bedok MRT

FREE Goodie Bag!

To register, please e-mail to seowser07@yahoo.com and state your full name, mobile number, e-mail address, participants’ ages and any special needs.

Flag Day 2018

Flag Day 2018

Greetings from the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH)!

We truly appreciate your past and continuous support of our Flag Day Event over the years!

Our coming Flag Day is scheduled on Saturday, 9 June 2018 from 8 am to 5 pm. We are pleased to inform that once again we shall be adopting the Buddy System, whereby sighted volunteers can opt to be paired with our visually handicapped clients, therefore making Flag Day an even more exciting and meaningful affair.

We are happy to announce that once again there shall be 7 Reporting Centres for your selection and convenience: HQ at SAVH premises (47 Toa Payoh Rise), Toa Payoh HDB Hub, Woodlands MRT Station, Jurong East MRT Station, Serangoon NEX MRT Station, Bugis MRT Station and Tampines Mall.

The objectives of SAVH’s Flag Day 2018 are two-fold; to raise much needed funds for supporting programmes for our clients, and to create awareness of our mission & vision statements while inspiring the spirit of volunteerism and inclusiveness in our community.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us for this event, while embracing our motto to ‘Help the Visually Handicapped Help Themselves’. To register for the Flag Day, click Registration Form.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Tel: 6251 4331 ext 113 (Dolores) or ext 115 (Fauziah) or e-mail us at project@savh.org.sg.

Events at Apple Local Store for the Visually Impaired

Explore exciting learning opportunities that Today at Apple
can bring to the visually handicapped community. Here is what Apple local store wants to share:

Voiceover for iPad and iPhone
Explore more about the assistive technology of VoiceOver for iPad or iPhone. For people who are blind or have vision loss, Voiceover lets you hear a description of what’s happening on your screen. We’ll navigate shortcuts, and discover how to adjust speaking and pitch rate.

Voiceover for Mac
For people who are blind and have low vision, discover great ways to use VoiceOver on your Mac. We’ll show you how VoiceOver gives you customizable control without needing to see the screen.

iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss
Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone if you have vision loss. We’ll share assistive features like how to improve readability by activating Larger Dynamic Type. Magnifier makes an object easier to see, while Speak Selection and Speak Screen can read contents of the screen to you.

Using Mac with Vision Loss
Discover the different ways to interact with Mac for those with vision loss. This session will explore assistive technologies like Zoom, and some of its capabilities. We’ll help you start a document in Pages using Zoom or ask Siri to perform a search for documents in Finder.

Literacy Tools on iPad and iPhone
Discover how iOS can help to strengthen reading and spelling skills. Join us as we share how your iPad and iPhone can read just what’s highlighted or all the text on screen. We’ll demonstrate how Speak Screen and Speak Selection can read the content back to you, and explore Look Up and all it offers. We’ll show how to open Dictionary, Wikipedia, and the web by holding down on a word or phrase.

Accessibility session:
Basics: iPad and iPhone with Vision Loss

Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: Apple Local Store at 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857
Discover how to interact with iPad and iPhone if you have vision loss. We’ll share assistive features like how to improve readability by activating Larger Dynamic Type. Magnifier makes an object easier to see, while Speak Selection and Speak Screen can read contents of the screen to you.

The High Profile Event:
Photo Walks: Balancing Light and Dark with JiaQuan Lu

Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue: Apple Local Store at 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857
Join JiaQuan Lu, co-founder of imaginem, in support of Global Accessibility Awareness Day. He’ll share how black and white filters add impact to a story and help people with visual impairments experience photography. Then you’ll head out with iPhone to explore the balance of light and dark and the subtleties of contrast. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a fully charged device. This walk is 2 km.

Can’t wait to meet you in Apple local store. For more information, please contact Anna He at xiao_huaanna_he@apple.com

International White Cane Day 2017 – 14 October 2017

SAVH Event

The International White Cane Day 2017 will be held on Saturday,14 October 2017 at SAVH premises.

The International White Cane Day is celebrated worldwide on 15 October every year with the mission to educate the world about blindness and how the visually impaired can live and work independently while giving back to their communities, to celebrate the abilities and successes achieved by blind people in a sighted world and to honour the many contributions made by the visually impaired.

SG Enable Training & Career Fair 2017 – 14 October 2017

SG Enable Training and Career Fair

SG Enable is organising a Training and Career Fair for persons with disabilities who are looking for skills upgrading or a job.

The details of the fair as below:
Date : 14 October 2017 (Saturday)
Start Time : 10am
Venue : Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053

Admission is strictly by registration. To register, please Click Here or call 1800 8585 885 from 9am to 6pm, Mon – Fri.

For more information and updates, please Visit Here.

BCA Bigger Heart 2017 Run for Visually Challenged – 1 October 2017

BCA Bigger Heart 2017 Run

Since 2009, Building and Construction Authority (BCA) has been volunteering at SAVH to provide a conducive learning space for the visually impaired to acquire new skills and be self-reliant so as to contribute to the society.

Commuting to places as a visually impaired person is much more challenging than a sighted person going for a long marathon.

To Show continuous support to SAVH, BCA volunteers, both seasoned and non-seasoned runners will push their limits by participating in this year’s run to raise fund for SAVH. The run is scheduled on Sunday, 1 October 2017 at the Marina Barrage.

You can support the run and our cause by donating to us via Giving.sg

Thank you for your support!

Marina Bay Sands’ Play It Forward 2017 – 10 September 2017

MBS Play It Forward 2017

Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) is excited to be a benefitting charity of Play It Forward, Marina Bay Sands’ one and only property-wide charity challenge!

You can support our cause by forming a six-person team to represent our charity and help us to win cash prizes donated by Marina Bay Sands. Registration is now open and closes on 18 August 2017. Find out more here!

About Play It Forward
Play It Forward and Play It Forward Junior are part of Marina Bay Sands’ 5th annual Sands for Singapore Charity Festival. From up high at the Sands SkyPark right down to ArtScience Museum, Play It Forward will take players around the integrated resort to complete intellectual and creative challenges to win cash prizes for charity.

Members of the public can form teams of six to represent a local charity of their choice* to participate in the third edition of Play It Forward.

This year, children will also have the chance to give back with the first-ever Play It Forward Junior designed specifically for kids aged 7-12.

*Participants will choose their charity from a list of charities provided by Marina Bay Sands. Separate lists shall be provided to participants of Play it Forward and Play It Forward Junior respectively. SAVH is a benefitting organisation of Play It Forward.

About Sands for Singapore Charity Festival
The Festival is a multi-day event that aims to raise public awareness of our partner charities, and raise funds for them through a series of meaningful events that utilise every facet of the integrated resort. Since 2013, Marina Bay Sands has raised over S$16 million in total for local charities.

HCI Flag Day cum Street Sale – 23 & 24 June 2017

SAVH Event

Hey guys !

We are Project Vision, a group of Secondary Four students from Hwa Chong Institution working with the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) that aims to promote greater understanding for the visually handicapped in Singapore. To help raise funds and awareness for the SAVH, we would be conducting flag day and a street sale.

The Flag Day cum street sale will be held on 23 and 24 June and there would be 2 shifts for you to choose from.

(1) AM Shift: 8.00am – 1.00pm (AM Shift)
(2) PM Shift: 2.00pm – 5.00pm (PM Shift)

The reporting venue is Bishan Junction 8, right beside the Bishan MRT station.

Of course, your efforts would not go unnoticed. All proceeds would go towards SAVH’s programmes and services for blind beneficiaries. Students would be given their deserved number of CIP hours. Plus, if you sign up for both shifts on a day, or if you sign up on both days, you will get a free plushie!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and sign up! BE A CHAMPION FOR THE BLIND by signing up Here today!
Contact 9220 0642 for any further enquiry!

Project Vision’17 Core team

SAVH Short Story Writing Competition 2017 – Sharing Session on Story Writing – 17 June 2017

As part of the build-up for the SAVH Short Story Writing Competition 2017 (Refer another upcoming event for the details), there will be a sharing session by Mr Chong Kwek Bin, who was the winner of the previous two rounds of Short Story Writing Competition.

In this sharing session, Kwek Bin will be sharing his thoughts on good writing, and tips on how to write substantially in terms of both content and length.

The sharing session will be held on Saturday, 17 June 2017, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at the SAVH Conference Room. Interested participants are to register their attendance with Pang Siew Gek at telephone number 6251 4331 ext 181 by 5pm on 15 June 2017. Clients who require a caregiver to assist them in coming to SAVH are welcome to do so. Light refreshments will be provided.

SAVH Short Story Writing Competition 2017

This year, SAVH Library is organising a Short Story Writing Competition. We would like to invite all registered clients of SAVH to participate.

Contestants are to write a short original essay of about 3,500 to 4,000 words. The essay must be original though it could be either fictional or biographical. Any persons found suspected of plagiarism by submitting work that is not their own will be summarily disqualified.

Your entry will be judged based on the following criteria:

    • Content
    • Language
    • Style

and merits will be awarded accordingly.

Your script may be handwritten, in digital format, or in Braille. The closing date for submission of all entries is on Friday, 15 September 2017. Do note that you stand to win attractive prizes.

1st: $400
2nd: $300
3rd: $200
4th: $80
5th: $80

For further enquiries please contact Jayne Pang at 6251 4331 ext 181 or email her at siewgek@savh.org.sg.