The Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), formerly known as the Singapore Association for the Blind (SAB), is the national voluntary welfare organization for the visually impaired. Founded in 1951, the association is affiliated to the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and is an approved Institution of a Public Character (IPC).


To promote the needs, interests and aspirations of the visually handicapped.


Our mission is to help the visually handicapped help themselves by acquiring new skills and gaining self-reliance to cope with the integration into society.


bullet dotTo serve as an Association for the visually handicapped
bullet dotTo promote the welfare of the visually handicapped in the Republic of Singapore
bullet dotTo facilitate and encourage greater participation of the visually handicapped in the administration of their affairs and activities and in the management of the Association
bullet dotTo work towards the abolition of architectural, attitudinal, social, cultural, educational, employment and any other barriers that prevent the total integration and equal treatment of the visually handicapped in the community
bullet dotTo encourage eye-care and safety and research in the prevention and cure of blindness and related diseases
bullet dotTo do any or all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects and shall include the appeal for funds in aid of the visually handicapped


The logo portrays the determination of visually handicapped persons to achieve freedom regardless of their handicap. This is represented by the free brush strokes. The letters SAVH are graphically drawn to represent a human figure with outstretched hands.

The colours used are:

bullet dotReflect Blue signifying tranquility and a feeling of eternity with no limitations of achievement of the visually handicapped;
bullet dotSilver in the background represents the sterling quality of the community in which the visually handicapped people are accepted and function as equals; and
bullet dotMagenta Red represents the Braille dot and is the point of communications and information for the visually handicapped. The red dot also represents a microchip - our future in technology. The red dot also signifies a drop of blood, sweat and tears - the struggle for freedom.