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Sun, 18 May 2008 Education

Need to train more sign language teachers for deaf-and-dumb – Siaw

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By GNA

Ms Monica Siaw, Agona West Municipal Officer of Department of Social Welfare has appealed to Government to train more sign language teachers for people with hearing impairment at public functions and health facilities.
She made the appeal at a two-day training workshop for members of Agona West and East Association of the Deaf at Agona Swedru in the Central Region.
It was organized and financed by Agona West Municipal Assembly.
Ms Siaw said most of the deaf-and-dumb could not tell their stories to nurses and doctors when they attended hospital either for personal treatment or for their sick children and relatives for better medical attention.
She said sign language teachers employed by management of Television stations could interpret their programmes especially news to the deaf-and-dumb to enable them understand government policies and programmes.
Mr Serdrick Sackey, Agona West Municipal Director of Commission on Human Right and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) said people with disabilities should be admitted to the same school as other people.
He suggested that special means of transport be acquired for the people with disability to ensure easy movement.
Mr Sackey expressed concern that infrastructure for the public lacked access for people with disability against the United Nations Accord

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