Friday, July 20, 2012

President's SONA on July 23 made accessible to the Deaf

President Benigno Aquino III will deliver his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23, 2012. Deaf communities across the nation look forward to witnessing the President’s message for the Filipino people with the help of ANC, GMA News Online, PTV4 and TV5.

To make the SONA accessible, DLS-CSB’s School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies is collaborating with various organizations to arrange teams composed of two veteran sign language interpreters, who will interpret in real time, supported by a Deaf consultant and a hearing coordinator.

The president will deliver his SONA at 4pm, and media coverage with inset sign language interpreting will be provided through the ANC News (cable and internet live streaming), GMA News Online (live streaming), TV5 (local channel), and PTV4 (local channel) simultaneously. 

SDEAS will set up a television at the PEN-MLC corridor in Taft Campus for students, faculty, and personnel who would like to tune in. 

For inquiries, please contact SDEAS Center for Partnership and Development (CPD) at 526-7441 loc 239.

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