Singapore – Sep 6. Close to 100 participants, including persons with disabilities, employers, policy makers and social service professionals attended the Towards an Inclusive Workforce 2013 (TIWF 2013) event at the NTUC Business Centre.
During the event, four students with disabilities received the Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship award to pursue higher education in Information Technology.
While persons with disabilities can equip themselves with relevant skills, there is a need for employers and co-workers to understand how they can provide job accommodations to enable persons with disabilities to be more productive at work. [...]
Singapore – Despite a visual impairment that prevents him from reading his own handwriting, Gerald Bartholomew is able to hold a job as a stock controller with the help of Assistive Technology (AT).Gerald uses a desktop video magnifier for reading documents, and a handheld video magnifier to read the fine print on product labels. In order to read from his computer monitor, Gerald uses screen magnification software to enlarge the computer display. These assistive devices enable him to manage the inventory for all three branches of The Animal Clinic in Singapore. The Ministry of Social and Family Development provides various schemes to help employers [...]
Tan Siew Ling lost her sight at age 11. However her visual impairment did not stop her from completing her education and being employed.
Unable to read from her computer screen, Tan uses a screen reader which provides an audio output from her computer. This enables her to work as a market intelligence analyst in a headhunting firm where [...]
Low Junin, 22, has a mobility impairment and attends TechWerkz on a daily basis. [...]
IAC launched a series of soft skill courses in February this year to help people with disabilities seeking employment stand out from the rest during their job search. Sixteen individuals with different disabilities attended the 48-hour training series over eight weeks. [...]