22 May 2003
THERMOMETERS FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Society of the Blind (Singapore) and The Blind Foundation will
be distributing "talking" oral thermometers to blind persons in
Singapore. This move is in support of the Government's all-out
war against SARS by giving thermometers to each Singapore household.
this move by the Government to encourage social responsibility
among Singaporeans and believe that the blindness community wants
to participate and contribute effectively in being responsible
and constructive individuals. However, regular thermometers are
not usable by blind and visually impaired individuals. They have
to depend on sighted assistance to read for them the temperature
measurements. Such practices may not be very effective for the
blindness community to be involved in the nation's efforts against
blind and visually impaired Singaporeans to be independent and
socially responsible in this fight against SARS, and to prevent
the blindness community from becoming the weak link in the chain
of defence against SARS, both organizations have decided to take
prompt and immediate action. We have acquired 1,000 "talking"
oral thermometers, at S$12.00 each, which would be able to read
out the user's temperature measurement either in English or Mandarin.
These "talking" oral thermometers would be given to blind individuals
in Singapore or to any other individuals who have difficulty reading
the displays of regular thermometers.
one hundred "talking" ear thermometers, at S$100.00 each, will
also be given to organizations which regularly host mass events
for the blindness community. We hope that this will facilitate
temperature screenings at the mass events and allow these organizations
to continue with their regular activities.
organizations will be receiving the thermometers from 26 May 2003:
Bedok South Secondary School
Blind Sports Association (Singapore)
Gospel Mission To The Blind
Independent Society of the Blind
Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped
Singapore School for the Visually Handicapped
or individuals can contact The Independent Society Of The Blind
(Singapore), 469 MacPherson Road, #03-03, Singapore 368186 or
call 6286 4555 / 9694 9496, or e-mail email@example.com
if they require such thermometers. For further information, please
refer to our website www.isbsingapore.org.
Society of the Blind (Singapore)
We are a nonprofit organisation founded in 1982 to address the
most critical issues facing Singaporeans who are blind or becoming
blind: welfare: education, Chinese braille, recreation and sports.
It is the only national self-help consumer-based blindness organisation
in Singapore. Every now and then, someone in Singapore may become
blind. We are committed to helping the blind to help themselves.
The Blind Foundation was incorporated in 2003 to support and complement
the efforts of blindness organizations like The Independent Society
of the Blind (Singapore) in promoting the welfare and interests
of the blind. The long term objective of the Foundation is to
create a sustainable source of funding for worthy projects to
reduce incidents of blindness and to empower those who have become
queries, please contact:
Independent Society of the Blind (Singapore)
Kua Cheng Hock
Tel: 6286 4555
Mr Albert Tay