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May Low

May Low Jarn (photo)

Ms. May Low is a Program Coordinator with IDPP. She is a chartered accountant by training and an active advocate of deaf language and education rights. In her 20 years of active deaf work, Ms. Low has served on the Singapore Association for the Deaf’s Executive Council, represented Singapore at the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) Asia Pacific meetings and WFD Congress in Brisbane, Australia in 1999, and was elected as the interim general secretary for the WFD Asia Pacific Board for one year in 2000. She also represented Singapore at the International Forum on Disabilities in Osaka, Japan in 2002. As outreach to deaf youths, Ms. Low founded YouthBeat – the youth volunteer arm of the Singapore Association for the Deaf – in 2000.
 
Education for the deaf is an issue close to her heart. Ms. Low has devoted much of her time and talent to teaching the deaf, young and old. In her youth, she served as a senior instructor in the Singapore Association for the Deaf’s Adult Outreach Programme, teaching illiterate deaf adults basic English and survival skills. She has also tutored deaf students in Mathematics and Principles of Accounts, and been a Sign Language tutor for more than 15 years. Ms. Low also taught an undergraduate sign linguistics module at Nanyang Technological University in 2014. She presently leads the committee on sign linguistic research at Singapore Association for the Deaf.