SADeaf Sign Language Week & the International Week of the Deaf 2014 celebration

Posted: 1 October 2014

On 28 September Disabled People’s Association (DPA) attended an event organised by Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) in celebration of Sign Language week and the International Week of the Deaf 2014. From 22-28 September SADeaf were at Vivo City raising awareness about Sign Language, assistive technology, sports and employment for persons who are hard of hearing. On 28 September SADeaf held an awards ceremony highlighting the achievements of students who are deaf and the teachers who have supported them along their educational journey. DPA joined in the festivities, which included a game of charades (with no sign language help/cheating!) and a basic sign language class that even included how to sign some Singlish expressions. The event had a relaxed atmosphere and drew in large crowds of shoppers. DPA would like to commend SADeaf, who is an institutional member of DPA, for organising a fun as well as thought-provoking event.