|1951||Singapore Association for the Blind founded.|
|1956||Singapore School for the Blind established.|
|1963||Industrial Training Centre opened.|
|1964||Subcommittee of the Blind formed.|
|1967||Open Education Programme started at Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School.|
|1972||Subcommittee of the Blind renamed as White Cane Club.|
|1978||Low Vision Clinic and Braille & Talking Book Library opened.|
|1983||Hosted the Asian Conference on Visual handicap.|
|1986||Association funded by the Community Chest of Singapore.|
|1987||Association renamed as Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped.|
|1989||Launch of present logo.|
|1990||Open Education Programme extended to four additional mainstream schools and
Singapore School for the Visually Handicapped came under the purview of the Ministry of Education.
|1992||TouchArt Programme initiated.
In-House Massage Service commenced.
|1997||Mobile Massage Team was formed.|
|1999||White Cane Club became a branch of the Association.|
|2001||Association celebrated its 50th Anniversary, and established a Satellite Low Vision Clinic at the Singapore National Eye Centre.|
|2002||New Member Identification Card introduced, Assistive Devices Centre opened, Dining in the Dark Programme launched.|
|2003||Institutional library membership service for home-bound clients introduced, MP3 format for audio books launched, Community Outreach Programme initiated.|
|2004||SAVH logo enhanced to include the abbreviation SAVH and Braille dot equivalent.|
|2005||Recording studio upgraded with digital capabilities.|
|2006||Services streamlined; governance and financial management strengthened.|
|2007||Fundraising concerts – “Chorus of Dreams” and “Melodies from the Heart” held.|
|2008||Bizlink Centre collaboration – Sheltered Workshop for the Disadvantage – launched, First Flag Day since 1985.|
|2009||SAVH’s status as an Institution of Public Character (IPC) renewed for 5 years instead of the usual 1 or 3 years because of its strong governance and sound financial control|
|2010||IT support group formed|
|2011||SAVH featured in the Charity Governance Report 2011 of the Charity Council for good governance practices.
Blind Singaporeans were for the first time able to vote independently and secretly in national elections.
SAVH Celebrated its 60th Anniversary with a publication entitled ‘Beyond Braille’.
|2012||SAVH was voted as the most Supportive VWO for the Citi-YMCA Youth for Causes 2012 Programme.
Mr Phillip Lee, Mr Tan Guan Heng and Mr Michael Tan were recruited by NCSS to be the ‘Champions’ in promoting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) signed by Singapore on 30 Nov 12.
|2013||Singapore President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam visited SAVH on 11 Mar 13 and graced SAVH Charity Banquet on 26 Mar 13. Home Care Programme launched.
Charity Concert was organised by Mr Qin Huai & his volunteers on 23 Jun 13 for SAVH. Dr Lam Pin Min, MP for SengKang West graced the event.
|2014||SAVH was selected for the ‘Care and Share’ Programme.
Charity Run was organised by The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants on 29 Mar 14 for SAVH. Mdm Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament, graced the event.
Charity Dinner event was organised by ClearVision Eye Clinic, Vinci Arts, Lawry’s The Prime Rib and Dr Tony Ho for SAVH. Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister of Social and Family Development graced the event.
|2015||“Rainbow In The Dark’ art exhibition was held from 15-19 Jan 15 at *SCAPE. Mr Hri Kumar Nair, MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, graced the event.
Charity Banquet was organised in conjunction with SAVH’s 63rd Anniversary on 17 Mar 15. Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Finance graced the event.
Day Care Centre pilot project initiated.
62nd AGM was held on 29 Aug 15 with SAVH Constitution changes since 2008. Some of those revisions were required by the authorities and others were necessary to improve the operations of SAVH.
|2016||Charity Concert was organised by Mr Qin Huai & his volunteers on 16 Jan 16 for SAVH. Dr Lam Pin Min, Minister of State, Ministry of Health, graced the event. Launch of SAVH new website in July. Day Care Centre was established in August for our elderly clients. International White Cane Day was co-organised with Perennial Real Estate Holdings on 15 Oct 16 at CHIJMES. Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister of Ministry of Social and Family Development was the Guest-of-Honour.|
|2017||Association upgraded its Orientation and Mobility (O&M) training to align with international standards with staff trained by an experienced O&M expert from UK. Appreciation Night was organised on 24 Mar 17 for our donors and volunteers. Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information & Ministry of Health was the Guest-of-Honour.|