Suprun has called on Ukrainians to learn sign language

Супрун призвала украинцев учить язык жестов

The head of the Ministry of health noted the lack of dubbing in sign language in the Ukrainian media and the lack of qualified sign language interpreters,

The head of the Ministry of health Suprun has called on Ukrainians to learn sign language to communicate with people with hearing impairment.

“For the first time today is the world day of sign languages. People with hearing impairment from all over the world convey a information that want to be heard. Every year the world becomes more inclusive at the same time, people who communicate in sign language, still live as if in a separate Universe, which is difficult to understand for most,” Suprun said on his page on Facebook.

The acting Minister noted that among people there are many myths associated with sign language.

“In the world there are about 150 national sign languages and as many dialects. Names of sign languages primarily created by the territorial principle (for example, in the US, the UK and Australia used is not English, but American, British and Australian sign languages respectively, then they are not similar to each other). In Ukraine, deaf people communicate in Ukrainian sign language (UGM). Often only among themselves, because most of the Ukrainian information space are not involved in sign language,” explained Suprun.

The head of the Ministry of health noted that the lack of dubbing in sign language in the Ukrainian media, the lack of qualified interpreters of sign language, the lack in the education system of learning for children with hearing impairment sign language is just the tip of the iceberg of problems faced by people with impaired hearing in Ukraine on a daily basis.

In December 2017, the UN General Assembly declared 23 September as the International day of sign languages.

We will remind, earlier Suprun noted that patients can and should be transported feet first.

Source