World Braille Day 2022

World Braille Day


SAVH honours Louis Braille; 4 Jan, the birth anniversary of Braille inventor, Louis Braille. On this day he is remembered for all the contributions he made in helping blind people to read and write.

World Braille Day, is observed to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and partially sighted people. Braille is a tactile representation of alphabetic and numerical symbols using six dots to represent each letter and number, and even musical, mathematical and scientific symbols. Braille (named after its inventor in 19th century France, Louis Braille) is used by blind and partially sighted people to read the same books and periodicals as those printed in a visual font.

At SAVH’s Braille Production Centre, reading materials in English are converted into Braille for clients of SAVH as well as other agencies keen to provide information for the Blind. Our main services include Braille Lessons, Transcription of print materials into Braille, Production of Tactile Diagrams and Braille Signages, Emboss Braille on print name cards, Braille Audit Service and others.

In our pursuit to join the world to celebrate World Braille Day 2022, our Rehabilitation Sub Committee desires to advocate Braille education. Please view our educational Braille video Here.

Please join us to celebrate by donating generously to SAVH to run all our SAVH programmes which include Braille Production costs and also complimentary Basic Braille to the Blind community. You could donate to our virtual campaign through our campaign or QR code attached above. When donating using QR code, please enter your First Name and NRIC in the “UEN/Bill Reference No.” field to qualify for 250% tax deduction.


SAVH Donation Draw 2021/22


Hi, we are having our Donation Draw fundraising event from 20 December 2021 until 28 February 2022. On top of the current and ever-present challenges of fundraising, we are also restricted to sell our Donation Draw tickets only through Singapore Pools outlets and personal contacts as compared to selling on the streets. Hence, your support would be greatly appreciated. Please support us and buy your donation draw tickets from your nearest Singapore Pools outlet. Special thanks to Singapore Pools for their support! Thank you!

Resumption of ADC, Massage and Dining in The Dark

Foot Reflexology

Hi everyone, we are pleased to announce we have resumed operations for:

Assistive Devices Centre (ADC) – We are open Monday through Friday only, from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm. Please call 62514332 or email to make an appointment before coming, thanks.

Mobile Massage Team (MMT) – We have resumed outdoor massage services since 23rd November and indoor massage services since 29th November.

Indoor massage services are open Monday to Saturday only, from 9 am to 5 pm. Please call 62514334 or email to make an appointment, thanks.

Dining In The Dark (DITD) – We are open for business once again. By appointment only. Please call 62514333 or email for more details, thanks.

Please spread the word that we are back in action!

Assistive Devices

AMD Week, 9 to 16 October 2021

Macular diseases worsen your vision and is the leading cause of blindness in Singapore. Therefore, early detection is important.  Find out more about macular diseases at AMD Week, an annual organised by Yishun Health in Singapore. This year, AMD Week will be held from 9 October – 16 October 2021, with an exciting line up of activities including the virtual launch of AMD Week, public education talks, Yishun Health Community Ophthalmology Medal, eye screenings for age-related eye diseases, and other fun activities.  For more details, please click For more information, please visit:…


Assistive Technology Week 16 – 23 October 2021

Hi everyone, SNEC is organising a competition to promote awareness of assistive technology for the visually impaired. For the benefit of visually impaired readers, below is the text of the poster, including the link through which to submit your entries:

16 – 23 OCT 2021
Organised by: SNEC
“Did you know that Digital Technology can help the Visually Impaired?”
Smartphones | Artificial Intelligence | Touch Screen Devices | Speech Recognition Software Word-Processors | Text-to-Speech E-readers, etc
“Digital Technology can be Used to Improve the Life of a Visually Impaired Person.”
• Record and produce a short original video of up to 5 minutes depicting the above theme.
• The video need not be professionally produced.
• Videos will be judged on Relevance, Creativity, Message, Motivation Overall Impact
• The winning video will also be shown during the opening ceremony of Assistive Technology Week on 16 Oct 2021
• Attractive prizes to be won
• Deadline for submission: 11 Oct 2021
• Duration: Up to 5 minutes
• Format: MPEG 4 / You may use your mobile phone to record edit and submit your video.
• Submit your video here and send us an email with your
name, contact number and the title of your video after your submission so that we can notify you if your entry is selected. Please send your email to

Good luck!


eFlagDay 2021

Flag Day

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

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

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, Our 2021 Flag Day is still on virtual this year in September 2021. The objectives of our Flag Day 2021 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 inclusiveness in our community.

We sincerely hope that you will be able to support us for this event while embracing our motto to ‘Help the Visually Handicapped Help Themselves’. Replicating physical flag day, donor will get a SAVH Special Edition WhatsApp or Telegram sticker pack. Please provide your email address in the PayNow reference section to receive the sticker pack.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Tel: 6251 4331 or e-mail us at

Upcoming NLB Programme on 3 Feb 2021: [Get Professional] EQ at Work

In our bid to explore how our programmes could be accessible for persons with visual impairments, we have an upcoming programme to try our accessible slides as well as a trainer who is willing to try out what it means to conduct a programme for persons with VI in the audience.

Date: 3 Feb 2021, Wednesday
Venue: Bishan Public Library, Programme Zone, Level 2
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Programme title: [Get Professional] EQ at Work

In the World Economic Forum’s 2018 report on the ‘Future of Jobs’, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) was identified as a key skill required for the future world of work.

This workshop will help you gain an understanding of EQ, how it applies to the workplace, and enable you to pick up strategies to enhance your own Emotional Intelligence. You will be introduced to the four EQ skills and each of the 12 EQ competencies, with real-life business examples, and have the opportunity to develop your own EQ action plan.

This programme is suitable for persons with visual impairments and provides accessible PowerPoint slides. For persons with visual impairments, please email to register and to obtain the slides.

About the trainer
Andrew Parker is the founder of Wasabi Consulting, with over 25 years of experience working with multi-national companies in Asia, Europe and Australia. He has led global projects, managed large customer accounts and sales teams, and delivered global training programs. In the course of his work, he has managed and coached others in having difficult discussions. He holds an MBA and BA degrees and is a certified Cultural Intelligence (CQ) trainer and executive coach.

World Braille Day 2021

World Braille Day

SAVH will be advocating for her first World Braille Day, which falls on the 4th of January 2021. Please view our educational Braille video Here.
Kindly show your support by donating to our virtual campaign through our campaign or QR code attached above. Please enter your First Name and NRIC in the “UEN/Bill Reference No.” field to qualify for 250% tax deduction.

Here are some things that our clients and staff would like to say about World Braille Day!

Purple Pledges from SAVH

Our President Dr Toh See Kiat

Our Exco Member James Chiang

Our Executive Director Joshua Chegne

Our Volunteer – Subraramanian Krishnan

Kelvin Tan 陈伟联

Our Staff – Serene Ng

Our Staff – Janice Tan