Communication is so important to convey our thoughts and opinions to our nearer and dear ones whom we loved more. Communication brings people together, closer to each other. Communication is an important management function closely associated with all other executive functions. It bridges the gap between individuals and groups through the flow of information and indulgence between them.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt in the heart. (Hellen Keller)
As we commemorate the International Day of Sign language, let’s take a moment to acknowledge that “Signs are to eyes” what words are to ears.
According to the United Nations, 72 million people around the world are deaf. And more than 80% of them live in developing countries.it’s very alarming situation. Some of them are congenital y deaf and some are accidental. To enable full and equal participation of the Deaf in society, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 23rd September as the International Day of Sign Language in order to raise awareness and importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of people who are deaf. International day of sign languages has screwed a chance to raise our voice for cultural and linguistic diversity, the identity of the deaf persons.
There is no single sign language used around the world. Like spoken language, sign languages developed naturally through different groups of people interacting with each other, so there are many varieties. There are somewhere between 138 and 300 different types of sign language used around the globe. To support, promote, and make community accessible the international week of the deaf has been an architected picture in 1958, which consists of deaf individuals their caregivers, translators of sign languages and other concerned stakeholders. They are equal members of the community and have equal rights to live independently on their own streams.
The main purpose of celebrating this day and week is to support and make programs, venues, committees, functions of the community accessible. Do not ask people with special needs to participate in a diversity planning, agenda, or committee if you are going to de-prioritize or ignore disability because they are not tokens. Diversity without disability is a hollow diversity. Access for persons with disabilities is not an extra .Access must not be reactive.it must be proactive. The person with special needs is not deficient. The difference is not a deficiency.