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Volunteering & Blogging @ TweetMeetSG 2011

Volunteering and helping out at non-profit organisations and charitites, I had done it for quite a number of years since my scouting days with Dragon Scout Group. Therefore, when I was invited by Claudia & Kris of Dice Studio and Infocomm Accessibility Centre (IAC) to be part of their TweetMeetSG event, helping out as a volunteer and social media enthusiast/blogger concurrently, I took it up without hesitation, glad to help out in whatever way possible, paying it forward to the community and helping people.

I was paired up with my great blogger friend, the legendary Keropokman, to visit a friend somewhere in Singapore, armed with a donated NetBook and Microsoft Software. We headed towards our friend’s home somewhere in Singapore on a Saturday morning, helping him to setup his NetBook, guiding him along to connect himself with/to the world of internet and social media, with Windows Live, Facebook and Skype. After a hearty breakfast in a neighbourhood hawker centre, Keropokman and myself were ready to move out for our volunteering expedition!

We were welcomed by our friendly and heartwarming friend, whom we slowly break the ice, interacted and chatted away. Keropokman and myself took turns to do the setup, guiding him through the various social media channels, what to do and how to move around them, points and tips to look out for. Our friend was happily taking the whole setup through and we did not rush him, taking it slowly and patiently, one small step at a time. During this sharing session, while one of us was helping and guiding our friend through the setup, the other teammate would be doing live social media updates via Instagram and Twitter, bringing live updates to the Nothing Less movement and broadcasting the TweetMeetSG movement, sharing with the social media community what this noble and wonderful event was all about.

Once the Facebook and Skype were setup, our friend tried conversing, interacting and chatting with friends from the social media community and our friendly folks from the IAC was there to chat with him too! Looking at his happy face, full of smile, happy to receive this small wonderful gift from IAC. We were very happy that we were able to make a difference to his life, helping him breach the gap between the social media/internet and himself, connecting him together and also his family, relatives and friends too!

What’s the TweetMeetSG all about? What’s Nothing Less all about? Check out my deep inner thoughts on NOTHING LESS to Help Them Reach Their Full Potential!

A Day of Fun at TweetMeetSG !

The day came and we all went down to SMU Campus Green on the 26th June 2010 for a meaningful cause, wonderful event of fun, picnic and music at TweetMeetSG ! After a month since my visit to  InfoComm Accessibility Centre (IAC) and helping to spread the word, it was a great way to round off with this TweetMeetSG, however, I believe we all only just begun a bigger journey here, to help people with different disabilities to come forward and learn digital and information technology skills and knowledge at the IAC.

There were live music performances, nice goodie bags with tidbits and drinks, meeting and catching up with fellow bloggers, volunteers and members of the public, as well as a few people with disabilities gracing and supporting the event too. A few of us, bloggers & twitterers that toured the IAC, we all went up and shared our experiences with the crowds ! It was great, nervous though, speaking in public, nevertheless, it was an awesome feeling and I hope that my posts, words and photos would help to spread the message further across outwards. Check out my inner thoughts on my personal blog !

Sharing photos taken by Claudia from 24seven, with her new Canon 7D !

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Since I was a little bit late, I didn’t get the chance to take many photos, let me share the wonderful photographs taken by the lovely folks from IAC/TweetMeetSG ! Check out photos on TweetMeetSG facebook !

Let us all help to continue this good cause further, take a stand, help those people with disabilities, tell them about IAC and their courses, and how digital and information technology can make a difference in their life ! SOW and it’s time to grow !

TweetMeetSG on 26th June !

Mark this down ! TweetMeetSG on 26th June ! On the 26th June 2010, at the SMU Campus Green from 4pm to 6pm, there is a Mass Tweet Up Picnic, a time for gathering and fun, food, music and making new friends from the twitter and blogsphere ! Visit them here – Tweet Meet Facebook http://pea.to/IACtms !

From this event, you would get the chance to know more about the power of the information technology, how the digital divide can be bridged by enabling people with different disabilities through technology. Take a stand, support this great cause, help those people affected by different disabilities to equip themselves with professional skills and knowledge in information technology.

Let us all help those with different types of disabilities to grow, introducing them to the power of information technology, making a difference in their life, pay it forward and help them to SOW their growth path !

Folks, look no further !! Join the #TweetMeetSG this coming 26th of June!!! http://pea.to/iactm

A Visit to Infocomm Accessibility Centre

Have you heard of the Infocomm Accessibility Centre (IAC) ? What is IAC ? What do they do ?

When I was invited by 24seven to visit the IAC, it got me excited to be back involved again and something very meaningful too! Before joining them on the IAC Tour on 2nd June 2010, I went to their webpage to understand more about what they do. Indeed, it was an eye-opener for me and something that I could relate a bit towards, being physically disabled for about 2 months due to injures.

Met Diana, Claudia, Kris and a few other bloggers, we met at 2 Peng Nguan Street, SPD Ability Centre, whereby we were brought to a tour of the IAC by Royson Poh, Assistant Director-Vocational Training Division. Upon entering the lecture and training rooms/facilities, the first impression was – it’s just like any other IT training facility centre EXCEPT the spaces and computers are designed and catered for people with different types of disabilities. Not only were there IT computers only, there were training rooms for music and video creation too !

Moving up to the Assistive Technology Loan Library, we were given an experiential and enriching experience and greater understanding on how IT equipment can be transformed to suit people of different disabilities and how simple soft toys can be a great joy for disabled people. We all took the opportunity to test some of the equipment out there and it was very enlightening for us, that simple things we abled people take for granted doing, the disabled people had more difficulties and challenges doing them and without the IT equipment and technology designed for them, they would struggle a lot.

Prior to ending the visit, we were given a short presentation further in-depth of the programs of Infocomm Accessibility Centre and the upcoming –

Join the #TweetMeetSG this coming 26th of June!!! http://pea.to/iactm

Do you know you can join in the tours to visit IAC too ? To sign up for the IAC Tours – Sign Up here http://pea.to/iactour !

I strongly encourage all of you to go join the tour and take a look thus having a greater understanding on how IT is able to help disabled people and help to spread the word, if you know somebody with disability , help them to Grow !
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