The annual celebration of Deaf communities, the International Week of the Deaf People (IWDP) 2021, was observed from 20 to 24 September 2021. This is the second year running that SADeaf celebrated and organised our own IWDP events online – via official Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Aligned to the theme “Celebrating Thriving Deaf Communities”, our programme lineup showcased the history of the Deaf in Singapore, local organisations working with the Deaf, as well as various D/deaf families and individuals sharing their experiences with hearing loss, as well as their interests and careers. We are proud to be able to publicise these stories of members of the Deaf community who are succeeding in life and contributing to our thriving community.
This year’s IWDP programme also included online games Escape Room and Murder Mystery to engage members of the D/deaf community and their friends. Many were excited and intrigued in the games and enjoyed themselves in solving the puzzles and mysteries.
If you missed the event or wish to revisit the content, head over to this playlist.
Below are some of the popular videos among viewers.
History of the Deaf in Singapore