Tech Able has had a makeover, and you’re invited to drop by! From dedicated zones for live, work and play to an interactive web app with a virtual guide, it’s all about new experiences for self-exploration.
Nestled in Redhill is one of Singapore’s integrated spaces on assistive technology. Called Tech Able and located in the Enabling Village, it promotes the benefits of assistive technology adoption to support independent living. Tech Able provides consultation, assessment and training for persons with disabilities to use all kinds of assistive technology – from smart walking canes to virtual reality solutions that support learning.
Since opening its doors in 2015, Tech Able has provided consultations through SPD’s Assistive Technology specialists housed within the space. It has reached out to persons with disabilities and their caregivers on the adoption of appropriate assistive technology tools to help them in their daily lives. Apart from wheelchairs and assistive hearing devices, other tools commonly used include magnifiers, specialised keyboards, and modified switches for everyday devices and children’s toys.
Tech Able was given a makeover and re-opened in 2019 with new accessibility features. From the new open space layout to a tactile map that enables the visually impaired to orientate themselves in the new space, Tech Able offers an enhanced experience for persons with different disabilities.