GUIDE.ME., a nationwide study helmed by Singapore Management University’s (SMU) Senior Lecturer of Statistics, Ms Rosie Chng, gave us insights to the perceptions and views of people with vision impairment,and their mobility challenges in Singapore.
In 2021, GDS collaborated with the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) to bring accessibility to the museum. A pilot smart cane was developed by NYP to assist vision impaired guests to navigate independently in the multi-sensory exhibition “Home, Truly: Growing Up with Singapore, 1950s to the Present”.
From streaming the latest television series to attending virtual classes and having e-gatherings with loved ones, much of our lives take place in the online sphere. However, while digital advancements have made the world more convenient for many of us, for groups like persons with visual impairment, benefitting from technology isn’t quite as easy as just tapping a screen.
Grow your passion and build your career with Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS). We are the only social service agency that trains and provides guide dogs to people with vision impairment. We are now recruiting and training our next Guide Dog Mobility Instructor to grow our Guide Dogs Programme!
We are also looking for an experienced social worker to lead our dedicated team of Orientation and Mobility Specialists and IT Trainer, and support GDS clients holistically through client-centred rehabilitation programmes.