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Ever wondered how smartphones work when you can’t see? Here’s how

Everyone and their grandmother use a smartphone these days. The full-colour, poker-card-sized touch screen was a technological marvel when the first iPhone appeared a decade ago; today we take it for…

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How to hire and train people with intellectual disabilities

Tay Ann Shun works at Pope Jai Thai, a local restaurant that employs people with intellectual disabilities. What allows him to perform his duties, which range from receiving stocks of ingredients to…

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7 essential vacation planning tips for wheelchair users

With December upon us, many individuals and families have made plans for their year-end vacation. If you (or your travel companion) have to use a wheelchair, the planning can be a little tricky. But…

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What these kids learn in preschool today will shape how society embraces disability in our future

The youngest occupants of the Enabling Village hail from AWWA Kindle Garden, Singapore’s first inclusive preschool. For parents with special-needs children, Kindle Garden represents a new option among…

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How to set up a smart home for people with disabilities: We ask an expert

Smart home technology has been one of the most exciting recent developments for independent living. They allow us to control our appliances through every-day devices like our smartphones rather than…

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Looking for a job? Let us help!

Looking for a job can be a lonely and frustrating process. Thankfully, help is available for persons with disabilities. A key initiative at the Enabling Village – an integrated community space managed…

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5 coolly understated Swedish innovations that’s not IKEA

Swedish design has a history of making things designed to make life easier: the Celsius thermometer, the modern-day zipper, and Skype. A recent exhibition titled "Design for Dignity" at the National…

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Useful smart home devices for persons with disabilities

For persons with disabilities, smart home devices can transform their lives by enabling greater convenience and independence. For instance, Yuki Neoh, who is hearing impaired, sometimes misses deliveries…

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Inclusive hiring isn’t just about a barrier-free workplace

Ms Lim Lin Li has been with the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) for about 8 years. She works as Senior Admissions Assistant, helping patients with their admission procedures as well as hospitalisation…

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3 Useful Tips to Jazz Up Your CV

Putting together your Curriculum Vitae (CV) ahead of a job interview can be a daunting task for anyone – much more so if you’re feeling anxious about how your health could complicate matters. As an…