International Conference and Accessible Tourism (ICAT) 2009

Posted: 25 April 2009

ICAT was held from 23 to 25 April in conjunction with the Third International Convention for Rehabilitative Engineering and Assistive Technology 2009 (i-CREATe) Conference organized by Singapore Therapeutic, Assistive,and Rehabilitative Technologies (Start Centre) and DPA at the Singapore Management University. The workshops and talks covered topics such as “Making Destinations Accessible & Profitable” by Ms. Yeoh Siew Hoon and concurrently Start Centre also held a three-day exhibition & talks which included the IBM Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology Student Design Challenge.  (more…)

Youth Got Heart

Posted: 1 March 2009

Youth Got Heart 2009 is an initiative by Raffles Institution (Junior College) Interact Club with the support of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Interact Club which aims to expose youths across the nation to the various types of community service and service learning.

The event provided a platform and opportunity for the establishment of sustained partnerships between the Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) of Singapore and youths who were interested in providing their service to the community. (more…)

Advocacy Initiatives 2008

Posted: 31 December 2008

Paralympics: More Recognition for Disabled Sportsmen/women

DPA wrote two letters about the recently concluded Paralympics:

  1. Disabled Appeal for More Media Coverage – Straits Times, Sept 20
  2. Disabled Athletes: The Value of Gold – Today, Sept 22 (more…)

PC Refurbishment Project 2008

Posted: 31 December 2008

A number of young volunteers were involved in the PC Refurbishment project. We were also supported by Standard Chartered Bank’s IT team. Individual volunteers also played an important role in this project.

DPA also received 166 numbers of CPUs, monitors and notebooks from Walt Disney Corporation. (more…)

Christmas Hampers Project 2008

Posted: 20 December 2008

The UBS AG approached DPA and arranged a Christmas and New Year Hamper project. UBS wanted to give away holiday hampers to its clients and at the same time contribute to DPA. The hampers were made by Greeting Cuts, the flower shop owned by Ms. Maggie Tan of Accurate Business Management. She has been engaged to provide accounting services to DPA. The project employed a DPA member, Mr Syed Muhammad Luqman, to help make the hampers for a month.  (more…)

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