Disabled friendly facilities at the Zoo and Mount Faber 2006

Posted: 30 December 2006

After consultation and a site walk-through with DPA, Singapore Zoological Gardens has now revamped its premises and informative handouts such as their website and their maps to be more accessible and available to people with disabilities. It has also equipped its website with information on its disabled-friendly facilities and re-printed its maps with more information for people with disabilities. (more…)

International Day of Disabled Persons 2006

Posted: 3 December 2006

Date:  03 Dec 2006
Time: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Jurong Regional Library
Guest-of-Honour:  Dr. Amy Khor, Mayor, South West District

The objective was to enlighten the public on disability issues and to create awareness of the services provided by NPOs and our partners and showcase their involvement in E-Accessibility through an exhibition, performances and talks.  (more…)

Fundraising Flag Day 2006

Posted: 1 July 2006

DPA’s 4th Flag Day was held on the 1st July 2006. More than 2500 volunteers helped out in more than 20 collection centers island wide. The collection this time was not as positive as in previous years. However, DPA would like to thank each and everyone who contributed to this event. 

DPA Motivational Files

Posted: 2 June 2006

In the hope of raising funds for the Association and also increasing awareness among the public regarding people with disabilities, DPA came out with ”motivational files”. With about 200 proverbs written across its cover, this ”Motivational Folder Project” aimed to inspire the students as well as open everyone”s mind to think more positively about people with disabilities in society.

Each folder is sold for only $2.00 for students and $2.50 for the general public. These folders were designed by Mr. Gilbert Tan Yue Liang. As of 31st March 2008, 2,459 folders were sold with a total amount of S$4,720.

Advocacy & IT Initiatives 2005

Posted: 31 December 2005

Advocacy

Open Employment Workshop

Paving the way for new horizons in the concept of open employment, a workshop organised by DPA on 20 April 2005 saw the support of a turnout close to fifty participants. Held at the NCSS, the workshop was attended by various Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs), government bodies and private companies comprising executive directors, job placement officers, social workers and HR personnel. The presenters by invitation from DPA were Dr Greg Lewis, Executive Director and Ms Sue Robertson, Managing Director from Edge Employment Solutions (Edge) – www.edge.org.au, an employment agency serving people with disabilities.  (more…)

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