FEDOMA wants sign language interpreters in sports – Capital Radio Malawi
29 May, 2024

FEDOMA wants sign language interpreters in sports

Munde: We are not doing well

Sports officials have been challenged to incorporate sign language interpreters during games following an observation that the sector is lagging behind in inclusiveness.

The executive director for the Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi (FEDOMA) Symon Munde decries a lack of commitment from authorities in incorporating sign language in the widely followed sport disciplines.

Munde suggests that there should be an all-inclusive approach in the sports and entertainment circles that aims to reach people with hearing impairment.

“We need to make sports accessible enough for people with hearing impairment through encouragement of sign language interpreters across all visual platform like Television and social media platforms,” Munde suggested.

Munde added that; “University students should be accorded opportunities to provide solutions to challenges affecting access to information.”

FEDOMA’s outcry is backing a prior request by the Malawi Union for the Blind who told journalists earlier this year that despite efforts in promoting rights of people with visual impairments, access to information remains a big challenge.

The Union’s executive director made a call for swift action by authorities to address the issue.

Meanwhile, Capital Hill through their Instagram page expressed commitment to ensuring that people with visual impairments have access to information.

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