Accessibility

Singapore Writers Festival and the British Council are making every effort to ensure our events are as accessible as possible. Please e-mail nac_swf@nac.gov.sg for details.

Hearing

Sign language interpreters and note-taking services are available over both weekends, 3, 4, 10 and 11 November. Should you require either of these services, please e-mail nac_swf@nac.gov.sg with your name, contact number and preferred programme. As there are a fixed number of interpreters and note-takers, these services will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

The sign language interpreters will use Singapore Sign Language (SgSL). Audience members requiring this service will be seated in a section closes to the interpreter to ensure good sightlines.

Vision

Guide Dogs are welcome to all Festival events at The Arts House and at the SWF Tent. Please e-mail us three days in advance at nac_swf@nac.gov.sg if you will be attending the Festival with your guide dog.

Wheelchair Access

All Singapore Writers Festival venues have full wheelchair access. To book a wheelchair space in Victoria Theatre, please inform the ticketing agent that you need a space when purchasing your tickets.

 

To book a wheelchair space for all Festival Pass and free events, please email us three days in advance at nac_swf@nac.gov.sg with your name and the programmes you would like to attend.

Programmes for Children with Special Needs

Colours, Shapes and Textures

4 Nov | 2pm - 2.45pm |  Asian Civilisations Museum, Discovery Room

Explore the beauty of colours and textures with arts educator and children’s author, Patrick Yee. He will introduce an art experience, which encourages creative expression and develops fine motor skills. As a parent, you can also create a simple artwork with your child that you can take home. 

This session is recommended for children on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities. Parent-child participation.

Seats for the workshop are limited. Visit shapesandtextures.peatix.com to register. You'll need to register for at least two seats to attend the workshop.



Where It Ends, We Begin: A Poem-Inspired Movement Workshop for Children with Different Needs


11 Nov | 11.15am - 12pm | The Arts House, Play Den

Walk down interesting and imaginative pathways with dance company, RAW Moves. In this movement workshop inspired by Shel Silverstein’s timeless collection of poems and drawings, Where the Sidewalk Ends, children will stimulate their imagination and develop creativity through movement. This session will promote learning and cognitive development through physical movement. 

This session is recommended for children with down syndrome or on the autism spectrum from ages 7 to 12. Parent-child participation.
Seats for the workshop are limited.

Visit whereitendswebegin2.peatix.com to register. You'll need to register for at least two seats to attend the workshop.