DPA Member Trip to Visit the Giant Panda Exhibit at the Singapore Zoo

Posted: 23 November 2012

On the 23rd November 2012, Wildlife Reserves Singapore invited DPA members to see the Giant Panda Forest before it was opened to the general public as well as experience the rest of the Singapore Zoo.  DPA members accepted the invitation and along with a DPA member of staff, Ms Halipa Ahmad. Wildlife Reserves Singapore generously provided lunch and a Sign language interpreter for those with hearing impairments as well as guides to describe the exhibits to those with visual impairments.  (more…)

Laurentia Tan Interview

Posted: 16 November 2012

Miss Laurentia Tan, who won a bronze medal and a silver medal at the 2012 Paralympic games in London, England representing Singapore in the Equestrian events, visited DPA’s office on the 16th November 2012 with her mother, Ms Jannie Tan. Although based in England, Laurentia was in Singapore to receive a Public Service Star from the President Tony Tan.  (more…)

Accessibility Code on the Built Environment Focus Groups

Posted: 3 July 2012

Ms Judy Wee, DPA Vice-President, is representing DPA in an on-going committee set up by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) to review the Code on Accessibility in the Built Environment 2007. The DPA hosted a consultation with people who are wheelchair users or have other mobility issues on the 25th August 2011 at OnePeople.sg.  (more…)

Fundraising Flag Day 14 April 2012

Posted: 14 April 2012

Flag Day this year was held on 14th April 2012 and was a joint effort with AIN Society. 800 volunteers turned up and collected donations at 7 collection centres across Singapore. Yet, preparations for the Flag Day actually started 2 months before the actual event. DPA recruited volunteers from secondary schools, junior colleges and tertiary institutions. DPA thanks AIN Society for their collaborative effort and for helping to make this Flag Day a success.

St. Francis Methodist School

Posted: 30 March 2012

On the 30th March 2012, Mr Paul Yuen Kai Seng gave a talk to the students of St. Francis Methodist School about DPA and disability issues. Mr Yuen educated the students about how to offer to help a person with a disability and gave examples of how not to do this.  (more…)

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