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Ghana: Teacher calls for sign language inclusion on all TV stations

If you have ever doubted the importance of sign language inclusion on Ghana Television (GTV) for hearing impaired persons, you are completely wrong, according to a teacher at the Gbeogo School for the Deaf at Tongo.

Francis Agadiah told The Chronicle in an exclusive interview that the inclusion of sign language on the state TV network, GTV, had made a significant impact on hearing impaired persons, especially, students, who use the sign language interpretation to understand the news and stay abreast with all the happenings in the world. This also keeps them informed in decision making.

While appealing to other TV networks to emulate GTV, MAgadiah also encouraged all public agencies and institutions, such as the hospitals, security agencies and media houses, to engage the services of special instructors to receive and address the plight of persons with all kinds of impairment.

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Source: AllAfrica

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