india-news

Republic Day 2014 parade telecast may include sign language

New Delhi, Jan 10 : The live telecast of the Jan 26 Republic Day parade may include sign language interpretation this time around, a disabled rights group said Friday.


The announcement came following a meeting between disabled rights groups and Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari.

"The minister was very positive and has given his assurance on the issue of sign language interpretation of the telecast on Doordarshan," said Javed Abidi, convenor of Disabled Rights Group (DRG).

"India has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPD) and as such is obligated to make all information accessible to everyone irrespective of disability. To keep millions of viewers bereft of this is blatant discrimination," he added.

According to the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), over 18 million people will benefit from the interpretation.

"Although, several countries have closed captioning of television programming and sign language interpretation of all important broadcasts such as statements by heads of state, parliamentarians, and others, India has still to take it up," said A.S. Narayanan, secretary of NAD.

--IANS (Posted on 10-01-2014)

india-news headlines

You can't cross our bridge, Bihar villagers tell politicians (Election Special)

Age doesn't make Modi more mature than Rahul: Biman Bose (Election Special)

Modi sought my support on Kashmir: Syed Ali Geelani

Modi slams SP, BSP, Congress in Uttar Pradesh

Unrepentant SP seeks to play minority-victim card (Election Special)

How Marquez's 'magic realism' captivated Indians!

High-tension wire falls on bus in Madhya Pradesh

Christians observe Good Friday across India

Pankaj Pachauri defends Manmohan Singh's 'silence' on Sanjay Baru's book

Modi for Team India, says won't divide country in name of secularism

Probe BJP's cyber propaganda, Congress tells police

Manmohan redefined Indian foreign policy: Sanjay Baru

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top