HANDICAPS WELFARE ASSOCIATION

an organisation of the disabled for the disabled by the disabled

EVENTS

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May
29
Sun
2016
26 WAB Buses Serving West
May 29 all-day
Tower Transit - photo of bus, from online

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Tower Transit - first 3 tranches

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A total of 26 WAB Bus Services, serving the west, will be operating from 29 May 2016 (Sunday), under Tower Transit
All these services deploy wheelchair-accessible buses (WAB).
Tower Transit, an Anglo-Australian firm and transport operator, will take over:
• 9 routes from SMRT on May 29 2016, followed by
• another 17 routes from SBS Transit, in two batches in June 2016.
Details of the implementation of all these routes are shown in the image (source: https://www.facebook.com/WeKeepYourWorldMoving/)
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) revealed this very recently, as can be read on:-

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/tower-transit-buses-to-hit-the-road-soon

http://www.lta.gov.sg/apps/news/page.aspx?c=2&id=1ee2324a-c54e-41d6-9f74-9d1e0260413c

Passengers keen to know more about the new operator, can surf over to http://towertransit.sg/.

Sep
24
Sat
2016
All-Cash Donation Draw 2016
Sep 24 all-day

ACD 2016

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Tickets are sold @ S$2 each by HWA Members located at:

1. Tampines Giant

2. Hougang Street 91

3. NEX Shopping Centre

4. Jurong East MRT

Draw Date: September 24, 2016
Time: 10:00am
Venue: HWA Multi-Purpose Hall
For further inquiries, you can contact Freddie at 6254 3006 (available 9am-6pm)

Dec
31
Sat
2016
Info about Barrier-Free Places
Dec 31 all-day

Keen to know if a place, in Singapore, is ‘friendly’ to People with Disabilities?

Look no further than the following site, by the Building & Construction Authority (BCA) – http://www.bca.gov.sg/friendlybuilding/FindBuilding/FriendlyFeatures.aspx

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Tourists and locals alike, can benefit from checking the site, to ascertain if the place they intend to visit, does come with disability-friendly features.

For example, Sengkang Sports & Recreation Centre, can be revealed by the search facility to be highly ‘friendly’, as indicated by the five smiley icons (see the picture, extracted from the search results obtained from a check on the sports facilities in the Sengkang vicinity). The ‘friendly’ features, as well as intended user groups, associated with the venue, are also depicted accordingly.

 

Barrier Free Places Rating Sample