SAVH Services

SAVH offers many services that helps visually handicapped clients and members. These services does not only consist of courses to be taken up but also medical services. Here are some examples:

Low Vision Clinic

It is a specialized centre that is established to offer people with different levels of vision impairment the benefits of low vision devices to maximize remaining vision whenever possible. The clinic provides a comprehensive clinical assessment and advisory services conducted by a team of qualified Ophthalmologists and Optometrists.

Skills Development Program

The Skills Development Programme aims to equip clients with vocational rehabilitation, education and skills development training. For example:

  • Vocational Skills Training (Sheltered Workshop)
  • Skills Training
    – Telemarketing
    – Computer literacy / Competency
    – Mobile Message
    – Car Washing
    – Touch Art
    – Clay In-Sight
    – Dining in the Dark Programme

Accessibility Department

This department provides vision impaired persons access to the same range of books and information for employment, education, leisure and personal enjoyment, as their sighted counterparts. This means of communications is to assist people with vision impairment to acquire the skill to communicate their needs so that they can be integrated into the mainstream education and the community.

  • Library for the Blind and the Visually Handicapped -The SAVH Library was set up to meet the reading needs of theBlind and Visually Impaired who are registered.
  • Assistive Devices Centre                                                                                                                                                                                  – This centre serves to enhance the lives of persons with vision impairment by promoting the use of assistive devices and         technologies to help them get on in life be it in the area of  education, recreation or employment.
  • Braille Production                                                                                                                                                                                                – It transcribes print textbooks and other reading materials into Braille for visually handicapped students in the Integrated    Programme as well as for adult clients of the Association and other organizations.
  • Audio Production Unit                                                                                                                                                                                       – It records print materials into audio format.

Vision Rehabilitation Programme

The Vision Rehabilitation Programme aims to work towards the improvement of the quality of life of our visually handicapped clients through specialized self-help  services that help them to raise self-esteem and to gain self-reliance to cope with integration into mainstream society. These services are:

  • Casework and Councelling                                                                                                                                                                               – To help visually handicapped individuals and their family members adjust to visual impairment                                                 – To help visually handicapped persons cope with family or interpersonal problems
  • Information and Referral                                                                                                                                                                                 – To offer information and advice to visually handicapped persons and their family members on the appropriate resources      available in the community, such as special schools for early intervention and job placement services
  • Rehabilitation Centre
  • Orientation & Mobility Training
  • Activities of Daily Living Skills Training
  • Environmental/Home Modification
  • Sighted Guide Techniques
  • Caregiver Training

White Cane Club

The White Cane Club is a feedback organ of our Association. It organises a host of social and recreational activities for its members. Some of its activities include

  • Social dance
  • Karaoke session
  • Picnics and outings
  • Indoor games (table-tennis, scrabble, etc.)
  • Tandem cycling
  • Talks
  • Parties
  • Art & Craft



 

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