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Qushiba La Fleur, Executive Officer of the T&T Association for the Hearing Impaired (from left) and Ian Dhanoolal, present a token to Natasha Barrow, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services. Photo courtesy MSDFS.

By Kaelanne Jordan,

In commemoration of the International Day of Sign Language celebrated globally September 23, the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services (MSDFS) hosted a media clinic and sensitisation session September 21 at the Government Campus Auditorium, Queen and Richmond Streets, Port of Spain. The theme was With Sign Language Everyone is Included.

The purpose of the half-day session was to bring awareness to media and communication practitioners, on the rights of persons with disabilities; to assist in promoting inclusion, accessibility and integration of the deaf community into mainstream society.

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