Members of TARATDAC demand posting of sign language interpreters in Govt offices to help those with speech/hearing impairment. They staged a demonstration in Ramanathapuram Collectorate. Rajkumar said illiterate people face difficulty in communicating with officials. Govt should appoint sign language interpreters to reduce difficulties faced by those with speech/hearing impairment. Petition handed to Collector.
Members of Tamil Nadu Association for the Rights of All Types of Differently Abled and Caregivers (TARATDAC) on Wednesday, September 27 have sought posting of sign language interpreters in Government offices to help those who come with speech and hearing impairment.
Pressing for this demand, the members staged a demonstration in front of the Ramanathapuram Collectorate.
Its district secretary, M. Rajkumar, said that hundreds of people who have speech and hearing impairment face lot of difficulties in putting across their demands to the officials in the Collectorate and District Police office.
“Their problem multiplies when they are illiterate and can not communicate with the officials in explaining their demands as the officials cannot under the sign language,” he said.
So, the Government should appoint sign language interpreters at the Collectorate, district police office and police stations.
This will reduce difficulties faced by people with speech and hearing impairment, he said.
The office-bearers handed over a petition to the Collector in this regard.