Interviewer from IMDA, Hong Sen and Vanessa

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.

With the support of IMDA’s Digital for Life Fund, the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Guide Dogs Singapore (GDS) work together on one such project to formulate an effective training and learning resource toolkit for persons with visual impairment.

Divided into two phases, the project first includes the beneficiaries themselves as partners during the co-design process, allowing the SIT and GDS research team to truly grasp their needs and develop the toolkit with specific difficulties in mind. Phase two, slated to begin in early 2023 will see the toolkit thoroughly evaluated by stakeholders and further improved until it is ready for public release.

GDS is a non-profit voluntary welfare organisation, and has been accorded Charity status by the Commissioner of Charities. We are registered with the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) as an associate member and holds an Institute of Public Character status.
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