Singapore Deaf Gain
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Discusses everything about Deafness, Culture, Community and Language in Singapore.
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Exciting news this year: The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) World Congress 2019 is happening this week. We would like to share this main highlight with you all: an international symbol for sign language, designed by an Australian that culturally represents Deaf people was just approved by WFD.
Calling for volunteers who can help mentor d/Deaf students with their academic subjects, please check this post out at

If you have signing skills, let it be good or poor, you can still volunteer to teach other subjects, like Maths.
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I’m Justin from Hello Group. I hope this email finds you well.
We are a casting agency based in Singapore. Hello Group has worked on an abundance of commercials, films and television programmes over the years; some of our most notable recent works include the major Hollywood motion pictures Crazy Rich Asians and Agent 47, as well as local films including Apprentice, A Yellow Bird, Lucky Boy, The Big Day, etc. We have also worked and are currently working on multiple major HBO and Netflix productions. Other projects that we have worked on can be viewed at and

Currently, we are working on a Singaporean Short Film focusing on the success and struggles of the Merdeka Generation. We are searching for Singaporean teenagers who are adept at simple sign language to play the role of hearing-impaired students at a Special Needs school, and we thought that some of the younger students with whom you work might be interested to participate in this opportunity.

It would be really great if you could share the following details with your teenaged students (or their parents) who would be interested in auditioning for this short film!
Details of Shoot
Shoot Date: 22nd and 23rd August 2019
Shoot Location: Singapore

•    Screen Age: 12 – 17 years old
•    Proficient at basic sign language
•    Able to follow directions
•    Sprightly, energetic and fun-loving
•    We welcome all students with no prior acting experience as long as they are comfortable in front of the camera!

** All applicants have to be fully available for the shoot from the period of 22nd to 23rd August 2019, must be able to use simple sign language, and have to be either Singaporean or Singaporean PRs.
If any students or their parents would like to submit their profile for our consideration, they can contact us at with the following subject: 
SG TEENAGERS [Teenager’s Name, Age, Height]

Include the following details in the body of the email:

•    Name
•    Age
•    Height
•    Contact Number
•    Nationality
•    Languages Spoken
•    Level of Proficiency at Sign Language
•    Recent Photos (without filters, sunglasses or caps). Include both Mid-shots and Full Body shots.
•    Any previous acting experiences? Links to past works (if any)

P.S. Please contact us via email only and read the details carefully before applying. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the casting audition.

Thank you very much for your time! Should you like to chat with us about this project in further detail, please feel free to contact me at 9721 4770 or our office at 6702 3277.
Warm Regards,
Casting Assistant

Hello Group Pte Ltd
+65 6702 3277 |
25 Tai Seng Ave #04-02 Cityneon Building Singapore 534104
Hello, the (latest) National Pledge in #SingaporeSignLanguage is released in the Singapore Association of the Deaf’s FB Page. Let’s learn it from
Have you seen the National Anthem & National Pledge? You can discuss your views and you have the rights to own and share them. it is necessary to have your feedback for the better future.
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YoungxHush at A Good Space

Join our Deaf Facilitators for an immersive Experiential Session on Wellness and Resilience, conducted in complete silence. Learn to sign common phrases and emotions, breathing techniques to manage stress, introspection and emotional expression.

🔴17 Aug, Sat
🔵3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
⚪️A Good Space, NVPC, 6 Eu Tong Sen St, 04-88, S(059817)

💰Enjoy a special rate of $10 (U.P. $20) for this session only!

👉Sign up here:

About #YoungXHush (#YxH)
#YxH is a youth impact movement under Hush TeaBar aiming to address the rising concerns of stress, depression and suicides amongst youths.

#wellness #resilience
Is Sign Language universal (the same in every country)?
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Singapore Deaf Gain pinned «TRUE OR FALSE:
Is Sign Language universal (the same in every country)?
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How to Promote Diverse Hiring and Inclusive Leadership

WeWork is partnering with Catalyse Consulting, the corporate training and advisory arm of the AWARE, for a series of dialogues focusing on Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.

Join us in this panel session to discuss how inclusive recruitment practices can help startups in the Singapore talent market and learn tips on nurturing an inclusive, diverse and high performing team!

🔴20 Aug, Tues
🔵6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
⚪️WeWork 8 Cross Street S048424

👉Sign up here:

#workplace #diversity #inclusion
The Singapore Association for the Deaf is actively looking for Sign Language Interpreters to fill in two vacancies for the below post. The job requirements and responsibilities are listed in the link:

If you wish to know more about this position, you can send the email to Claudine Chan at
I organised this casual event outing for the group of current & former SgSL students. Do check it out!
If a deaf person is having difficulty understanding you, talking louder helps.
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Most deaf people can read or write English, as well as their hearing peers.
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Singapore Deaf Gain
Is Sign Language universal (the same in every country)?
The answer is FALSE.
Yeah, Singapore has its own Sign Language. It’s called Singapore Sign Language. In short form, it is SgSL, not SSL (Shanghainese Sign Language). There is no official definition, unlike ASL’s. We still wait for our national body to make announcement about its official definition. We had our community discussion in early 2019.

American Sign Language has its over 200 years of history. Our SgSL is established and developed since the early 1950s. It had its influences from SSL, ASL and SEE2 (Signing Exact English 2) because of national education policies and language policies. Now we develop our locally generated sign vocabulary for our local culture and food.

If you have anything to add in or to ask for further clarification, you can message me @deaflilygoh and the private chat is created for you. Will add you there. 🤟🏻