Survey for Accessibility of Professional Indian Sign Language Interpreters on DD News/DD Bharti/Zee News TV
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 (RPWD Act 2016), mandates for accessibility in media. Since Deaf and Hard of Hearing people of India are the native users of Indian Sign Language (ISL) and the access given to them is through Indian Sign Language Interpretation, thus they become the best judge of quality of service. It is significant that the Indian Deaf community, especially the deaf leaders and ISL experts to be included in selection/continuous assessment of the ISL interpretation quality provided to them. Representation, the view and the perspectives of the Indian Deaf community is vital as the access service is for them. Hence, your feedback is crucial in this regard.Required
Are you Deaf / Hearing?
What is your occupation?
Name of the Deaf Association/Deaf Sports/Deaf Women/Deaf Institution/Deaf College/School/Other?
Do you require Open Captions/Closed Captions along with Sign Language Interpretation or Open Captions/Closed Captions on DD News Channels and all Pvt. News Channels?
Open Captions with ISL interpreters
Closed Captions with ISL interpreter
Only Captions Open
Only Closed Captions
SHARE FEEDBACK TO INDIAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS
INTERPRETING SKILLS SIGNING
1. The interpreter's signing was clear.
2. The interpreter's signing made sense.
3. The interpreter's fingerspelling was clear.
4. The interpreter signed all the information.
5. The interpreter signed at the right pace, neither too fast or nor slow.
6. The interpreter signed fluently.
Do you feel there is a need to set up an Expert/Judging Committee to screen Professional Indian Sign Language Interpreters and Deaf Signers on all DD Channels and all Pvt. Channels?
Yes, I feel
I don't think
The Committee must be composed of deaf/hard of hearing Indian Sign Language users who are natural users of the language and would be the Indian Sign Language experts to examine the Indian Sign Language Interpreters and Deaf Signers on TVs.
National Association of the Deaf serves as the National body for the social and welfare matters pertaining to the Deaf Community in India. NAD has been working to promote the rights and quality of life of all Deaf in India. It aims to advocate for equal rights of the Deaf in all areas of life, from education and employment to promoting access and the provision of Sign Language Interpreters.
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