Aden holds exhibition to integrate people with hearing disabilities into higher education


den historic lighthouse hosted a drawing exhibition sponsored by the SOS Foundation for Development and Rumooz Association Developmental for the Deaf, as part of the campaign (My university major is optional, not compulsory), in support of a policy paper for the inclusion of people with hearing impairments in higher education.

During the opening of the exhibition, the Executive Director of (SOS) Majed Qassem expressed hope that this exhibition would convey a message to decision-makers about the possibility of integrating the deaf into university studies and choosing the major they want.

For her part, Iman Omar Hashem, Executive Director of the Rumooz Association, indicated that about 19 deaf artists who are able to speak, eight of whom have hearing disabilities, participated in this exhibition, which is part of a campaign aimed at integrating people with hearing disabilities into higher education.

The Dean of Languages and Translation Faculty at the University of Aden, Jamal Al-Jadani, pointed out that he discussed, during a meeting with the university president, the inclusion of sign language in the academic courses that will be taught at the university to provide these groups with more options when choosing their majors.

Hearing impaired painters participating in the exhibition attempted to translate the policy paper into visual and tangible paintings to convey and present proposed solutions that might help them.


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