“Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge” organizes a dialogue forum on the occasion of “International Sign Language Day”

Eman Al-Wasili

Amman – The Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum organized a dialogue session on the occasion of the “International Sign Language Day”, which falls on the 23rd of September of each year, in cooperation with The Public Security Directorate, the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the We Are All Jordan Youth Commission, with the participation of more than twenty institutions working in the field of deafness in the Kingdom.

The Forum organized this session based on its national role and societal responsibility by shedding light on the challenges faced by persons with hearing disabilities, and searching for solutions to meet them, in order to reach To a society in which persons with disabilities enjoy a decent, sustainable life that achieves effective participation based on equity and equality.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Director of the Forum and Advisor to Education and Youth at Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global, Mr. Fadi Al-Daoud, affirmed his pride in this national cooperation with national institutions. concerned with this category of citizens, directing salutations and appreciation to the Supreme Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, for its national efforts regarding the affairs of persons with disabilities.

The symposium included several specialized sessions with the participation of a selection of experts from a number of national institutions, and was translated in sign language by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the First Jordanian Association of Language Interpreters The reference, Mr. Osama Al-Tahrawi.

Mrs. Ghadeer Al Haris, Assistant Secretary-General for Technical Affairs at the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, indicated the necessity of providing translation from sign language to writing and vice versa to ensure effective communication with people with disabilities.

While Lt. Col. Amjad Al-Hunaiti, Head of the Monitoring and Control Division at the Public Security Directorate, referred to the “video” emergency service line for the deaf at the number (

) launched by the Public Security Directorate, indicating that hearing impairment is one of the highest rates of disability prevalent in society, and they may be exposed to accidents or any emergency situation at any time.

Dr. Samir Samreen, President of the Arab Organization of Sign Language Interpreters, stated that sign language interpreters in Jordan are the most skilled and have become a role model, especially since they are the only ones in Jordan. The region who have the legitimacy to work according to a recognized methodology through obtaining a certificate of practicing the profession and accepting standardized, court and reinforced tests.

During the sessions, a success story was presented, Ms. Mai Bader, President of the Jordanian Association for the Development of Deaf Women, who was able to be the first Jordanian woman to establish a special association for women Serving the category of women with hearing disabilities. Meanwhile, Mr. Muhannad Al-Waked, Coordinator of the We Are All Jordan Youth Commission / Al-Balqa Branch, stressed that the commission’s goal is to empower Jordanian youth in various aspects, especially the deaf category.

At the end of the forum, certificates were distributed to a number of deaf people who participated in a training session organized by the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Digital Training Platform entitled “Developing reading and writing skills for people with hearing disabilities.”

It is noteworthy that the International Day of Sign Languages ​​is an opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other users of sign language. Almost one million deaf people around the world, according to the statistics of the World Federation of the Deaf, % of them live in developing countries, and use more than 300 Sign language.

To watch the discussion forum