Can virtual reality and the smart watch help children with special needs to travel independently?

When it comes to travelling to school and work, the special needs parent has much to worry about: Will my child get lost? Will they know what to do if they get into an accident? Who can help if they get into a meltdown? […]

March 14th, 2018|Stories|0 Comments

Need a toy for a special-needs child? Just hack an existing one

Toys and playthings are extremely important for the development of children. They helping children develop cognitive and motor skills, and stimulates their creativity.

Unfortunately, not all children have easy access to toys. […]

March 12th, 2018|Stories|0 Comments

Could a robot help preschool kids learn better?

Pre-schoolers are not known for their patience. They’d love to do anything but sit and listen to a teacher […]

February 22nd, 2018|Stories|0 Comments

4 things you may have missed at Tote Board’s A Good Day Out carnival

On 10 February, we checked out A Good Day Out, a carnival at Gardens by the Bay organised by the Tote Board to commemorate their 30th anniversary. It was a rocking good time: performances by Joanna Dong and the Sam Willows, hands-on disability awareness workshops, carnival staples like balloon sculpting and hand painting, and of […]

February 17th, 2018|Stories|0 Comments

Roger Pen: The hearing solution for all occasions?

The idea behind the Roger Pen is simple: A discrete, wireless directional microphone that you place in your pocket or on a conference room table, piping sound directly into your hearing aid. […]

December 20th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

Uber expands on-demand car hire service for disabled and senior riders

uberASSIST, the car hire service that helps passengers with special mobility needs to travel independently, has been expanded. […]

November 28th, 2017|Stories|0 Comments

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