In­for­ma­tion Min­istry to en­hance in­for­ma­tion ac­cess for deaf com­mu­nity

Mizzima Business Weekly - - ETHNIC NEWS ROUNDUPS -

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.

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