Richard, 44 years old, is an accomplished architect and President of the Disabled People’s Association. Born with congenital Spina Bifida resulting in paraplegia, he is a passionate disability advocate who has worked on award-winning landmark projects to enhance accessibility for the disabled community.
He is nominated by Handicaps Welfare Association.
Dawn-joy, 56 years old, is a researcher, multi-artist, board member of the Disabled People’s Association and one of the founding directors of K9 Assistance (Ltd). Diagnosed as autistic at the age of 42, she is a disability advocate and mentor for aspiring artists and researchers who has published, performed and exhibited her transdisciplinary work internationally.
She is nominated by Very Special Arts Singapore.
Chin Heng, 71 years old, was born with profound hearing loss and dedicated his life to teaching for more than 45 years. He is a pioneer in the field of education for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in Singapore and was instrumental in introducing various teaching approaches and sign languages used locally.
He is nominated by Singapore Association for the Deaf.