Parliament to broadcast sessions with sign language

SIgn Language Interpreter Mariyam Faznee. (Photo / Parliament)

The Parliament has decided to broadcast sessions with sign language, in order to provide better interpretation of the ongoings to those with hearing disabilities.

During the Youth Parliament session held in December 2021, a student had appealed to the Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed to use sign language when showing Parliament sessions.

Responding to the request, Nasheed had assured at the time that they will begin that work at the earliest possible.

Speaking to Sun, the Communications Director for the Parliament Hassan Ziyaau said that sign language will be used in all the sessions from Monday, 18 April onwards, as well as any significant interviews as well.

“We are starting off with Parliament sessions and important events. After that, by the grace of God, we will be bringing committee meetings in sign language as well.”

The Parliament sessions will be done in sign language by Sign Language Interpreter Mariyam Faznee.

Additionally, Ziyaau expressed happiness at Faznee joining the Parliament team and welcomed her as well.