The National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council recommends that the national media provide closed captioning or sign language interpretation of press releases and speeches by government officials on the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, as well as measures introduced in Ukraine.
This was reported by the regulator’s press service.
“The National Council calls on national, regional and local television companies to find opportunities to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing people are informed of vital information about the emergency epidemiological situation in the country,” said the report.
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The National Council recalled that in 2010 the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities entered into force in Ukraine. In particular, he talks about the right to freedom to seek, receive and disseminate information and ideas on an equal basis with others, using any form of communication of his choice. To exercise this right, this international document proposes to encourage the media and private companies providing services to a wide audience, including via the Internet, to provide information services in accessible and accessible formats for people with disabilities.
“The threats posed by the Covid-19 pandemic concern every country and every person, because everyone is equal before them, and to face this global challenge, it is necessary to join efforts and, if possible, to fulfill important functions “, insists the regulator.
In Ukraine, 418 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the laboratory, of which 9 fatal, five people have recovered.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru