Monday, 24 April 2017

Fiji Parliament starts sign language services

IMG2.jpgA system even the UK has never established.... 

Sign language has been introduced from today for parliament sitting. Officers who are proficient in this area are providing simultaneous interpretation of the sitting to the viewers. 

Parliamentary Speaker, Dr Jiko Luveni, says she is glad that information and communication from the sittings is now accessible to those that have a hearing impairment. 

“I am grateful to the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation for responding positively to our call for assistance in this respect. My appreciation also goes out to the Fiji Association of the Deaf, the Department of Communications and the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation for their commitment towards this worthy cause.” The parliament faced some technical challenges earlier and was unable to use the sign language services for the February and March sittings...