The Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB) joined the International Day of Sign Languages marked within the International Week of the Deaf.
The GPB will report on the significance of this event on all three platforms (TV, Radio, Online) throughout the day. The news bulletin Moambe will broadcast a special coverage through the cooperation of the GPB’s First Channel and Wind Force Company.
“Issues concerning persons with limited physical capabilities are significant for the GPB. Each GPB platform reflects the needs and challenges in this direction and aims to integrate people with disabilities into society. We cooperate with several organizations and carry out joint projects. We try to make the living environment equally accessible to everybody regardless of individual skills and abilities because the GPB is for all of us and for each of us,” said Tinatin Berdzenishvili, GPB General Director.
The GPB aired Paralympics 2020 for the first time this year. The broadcaster regularly provides Auslan Translation to different programs, among them Personal Physician-Mari Malazonia (Piradi Ekimi-Mari Malazonia) medical TV project. A special course translated into Sign Language is available in the Teleschool project (Teleskola). The GPB is working on a media guide in support of persons with limited physical capabilities.
International Day of Sign Languages is marked annually globally on 23 September along with International Week of the Deaf.