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A spoon that holds itself steady even if your hand can’t

If your hands shake and you can’t keep them steady, eating can be a messy, embarrassing affair. You’ve probably even contemplated taking food exclusively from plastic tumblers through a straw.

The problem is more common than many of us think: Essential tremors and Parkinson’s disease affect more than 10 million people worldwide.

Research into self-stabilizing tableware has […]

November 14th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

Two student groups. A common love for art and special-needs children. One unique project.

In January this year, Nicolette, a 17-year-old student from School of the Arts (SOTA), had an idea about reaching out to children with special needs. She gathered 8 friends and came up with an art programme for children as young as preschoolers to learn different art forms: Visual arts, dance, music and theatre.

And they quickly made […]

November 10th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

Disability employment award winners: High-performing teams work the same way, with or without disabilities

Last July, the 2017 Enabling Employers Award celebrated the achievements of over 70 firms and individuals in Singapore that supports employees with disabilities at the workplace.  […]

September 18th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

CrossFit for people with disabilities. Because why not.

There were 7 people training at the Innervate CrossFit gym when we visited. Each was doing a slightly different exercise specially catered to them: Some were training deadlifts, others working out with the kettlebells.

Innervate CrossFit is, at the moment, the only CrossFit gym in Singapore to have a programme for persons with disabilities.

An athletic lifestyle […]

September 8th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

Not sure how to assist someone with a disability? This game can help.

It’s hard for able-bodied people to imagine what daily living is like for people with disabilities. And that makes it hard for them to help.

Local social enterprise, Enabled Singapore, is developing a mobile phone-based life simulation game called Enabler to teach players how to assist and care for persons with disabilities and senior citizens. Developed […]

September 5th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

3 storytellers to take note of at the Story Carnival

This coming long weekend, Enabling Village becomes the stage for a storytelling extravaganza.  […]

August 29th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

Two social enterprises doing good for the disability community (that we chatted up at the Festival for Good)

The Festival For Good event at Singapore Management University on 19 August was a tour of the wonderful world of the social enterprises in Singapore, with products ranging from health and wellness, to fashion and lifestyle—all with the aim of creating a positive impact on our world.

Besides a pop-up market, the Festival For Good hosted […]

August 25th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

A theatre that even kids with sensory needs can enjoy

PLAYtime! is an interactive theatre series for children aged two to four years old produced and presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.  […]

August 1st, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

Night of Mexican feasting

Enjoy a Mexican feast at The Sapling, served hot from a live taco station at only $22++. Featuring tacos with pulled beef, tomato, onions, baked fish fillet guacamole, jalapeno and olives. Chilli con carne and chicken/black bean enchilada will also be served.

Reserve now by calling The Sapling at 6472 0933 or emailing to reservations@thesapling.sg. […]

July 31st, 2017|News & Promotions|0 Comments

An independent life through assistive technology? Think bigger.

Every now and then during his presentation, Garry Hills would gush about the Apple products he’s explaining. “I don’t mean to come across as an Apple fan,” he takes care to preface, “but their products really makes independent living possible. They’re all accessible out of the box.”

It’s a tall claim, more likely to come from […]

July 28th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments