1. How do I register for the programme?

Click to Registration Form for Speech to Text Interpretation Training Programme

Click to Registration Form for Access Work working with Blind/Low Vision Training Programme

 

Payment instructions will be sent upon receiving your registration.

Enrolment is confirmed only after full payment.

 

2. I signed up for the programme, but now due to some reasons, I am unable to attend. Can I withdraw and get a refund?

No, there is no refund once payment is made unless the programme is cancelled.

Please drop us an email at training.equaldreams@gmail.com to share your reasons and we can discuss the alternatives.

 

3. What are the access arrangements provided if I request during the programme?

Sign language interpretation and speech to text interpretation is available upon request. Trainers will also incorporate descriptions of meaningful visual information and provide materials in accessible formats. Please email us about your access arrangement and we will work towards it together with you.

 

4. Is there an age limit to enrol in the programme?

We will prefer participants to be of at least 18 years old. Those who are keen to enroll but are below the age of 18, please first email us at training.equaldreams@gmail.com.

 

5. Are there any prerequisites to the programme?

For both Speech-to-Text Interpretation and Access Work for Blind/Low vision Training Programmes, we prefer participants to be comfortable with common productivity applications used in higher education such as Microsoft Office and Google Drive.

 

1. How long does the programme take?

For Speech-to-Text Interpretation Training Programme, it will be a total of 12 hours over 6 sessions (2 hours per session). There are 2 time slots to choose from. Group A starts weekly from 24 August,Tuesday, from 730-930pm SGT, while Group B starts weekly from 27 August, Friday, from 930-1130am SGT.

For Access Work for Blind/Low vision Training Programme, it is a total of 10 hours over 5 sessions (2 hours per session), and starts on 28 Aug, Saturday from 930-1130am SGT.

 

2. Is this programme open to those outside Singapore?

Such training opportunities are not readily available to those based in Singapore so the priority will be given to participants based in Singapore. Others are welcome to apply; we will update you if there are available spaces in each programme time slot to join us.

 

3. Is there a programme syllabus?

Course description and learning outcomes are available at:

Click to Speech to Text Interpretation Training Programme

Click to Access Work working with Blind/Low Vision Training Programme

 

4. My typing speed does not fulfil the recommended speed of 80 wpm (word-per-minute). Can I still enrol in the STTI programme?

Yes. The minimum typing speed of 80 wpm applies to those who are interested to join our accessibility team to take up paid assignments. This factor will be assessed with other skills for us to invite suitable participants to join our team upon the completion of the course.

Fret not, if you do not have the required 80 wpm speed. You are still welcome to join the programme to learn more about the work of STTI/ You may face some challenges during our simulation exercises but you will still be able to pick up the knowledge & techniques which you can practise on your own to hone your skills better, or apply to your work. You can always join us at a later time when you are ready.

 

1. Can I use my Skillsfuture credits?

At the moment, SkillFuture credits are not applicable for our programme.

 

2. I am facing financial difficulties but I am very interested to learn about accessibility work. How can I still participate in the training?

At Equal Dreams, we believe in not letting financial woes be a deterrent to your learning. Please email us at training.equaldreams@gmail.com to discuss the alternatives.

 

1. What are the work opportunities available after the course?

We will assess skills and performance of participants during and after the course. Only suitable participants will be invited to join our Equal Dreams accessibility team. We are open to flexible arrangements including full time, part time, freelance, traineeship or internship.

 

2. Do you guarantee employment after I complete the programme?

No. We will assess skills and performance of participants during and after the course. Only suitable participants will be invited to join our Equal Dreams accessibility team in various capacities including full time, part time, freelance, traineeship or internship.

 

3. I am not able to take up external paid work with Equal Dreams due to my employment status. Can I still join the programme?

Yes, you are welcome to join the programme to connect with like-minded people, learn the skills and knowledge, and apply them to your daily life and work. We have had past participants joining our team to be involved in various accessibility projects in pro-bono capacity or according to what is allowed by their employment status.