Look Beyond My Disability, See the True Me
Approximately 3% of the Singapore population has some form of disability1
. 10 focus group discussions and a study with close to 1,000 persons with disabilities with conditions such as physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities were conducted to find out the needs of persons with disabilities. Research found that six in 10 persons with disabilities do not feel socially included, accepted and given equal opportunities to contribute to society.
'See the True Me' is a public education campaign that encourages the public to see persons with disabilities for who they are instead of the disability they have. Organised by the National Council of Social Service, and made possible by the Tote Board-Enabling Lives Initiative, the campaign aims to:
- Celebrate the strengths and abilities of persons with disabilities
- Educate the public on communication tips and support strategies for persons with disabilities
- Encourage the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society
The See the True Me campaign is part of a five-year public education effort to promote inclusion in Singapore.