Information Ministry to enhance information access for deaf community
The Information Ministry plans to cooperate with stakeholders to ensure rights of access to information for the deaf community in Myanmar, the state-run newspaper The Global New Light of Myanmar reported citing Information Minister Dr. Pe Myint. The minister made the remark at a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on March 15. “It is vital importance for disabled people to get equal rights”, the minister was quoted as saying. Cooperation has been made between the Information Ministry and the Social Welfare Ministry in transmitting news using sign languages on state-run television, said the minister. “Starting from September 1, 2015, broadcasting of local news using sign language has been aired. Next we could broadcast announcements, educative talks and information regarding rights of voting for the handicapped”, the minister was quoted by the newspaper as saying.