The Authority of
People with Disability (APD) held a workshop for several government sectors entitled
Basics of Communication in Sign Language, aiming to provide the fundamentals of
communicating with people who have hearing disabilities (deafness) and educate
government sector employees about how to communicate with the deaf community
using sign language, such as learning how to sign days, months, cities, and
other basic words. The
National Events Center, the General Entertainment Authority, the National
Center for Performance Measurement, the General Commission for Audiovisual
Media, and other relevant entities attended the workshop, where everyone
participated in using sign language to effectively communicate with people with
hearing disabilities. This workshop also aims to raise awareness among
government entities about the rights of people with disabilities in general and
people with hearing disabilities in particular in order to create an inclusive
society that achieves service sustainability.
It is worth noting that the Authority of People with Disability conducted many awareness workshops on how to interact with persons with disabilities to achieve an inclusive society that promotes inclusion and is compatible with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030.