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Final discussions on Deaf employment


On 16 May, opportunities and necessity for deaf persons to express their experience and provide information about the employment problems, occupational and professional mobility of people with hearing disability at all policy levels were discussed during the final session „Employment of the Deaf in Future. Approaches, Actions, Steps”.

Working Group summarized the proposals for final discussions the Deaf employment.The President of the European Union of the Deaf Markku Jokinen pointed out that deaf persons have to be socially more active, they have to bring into politics the representatives who are well aware of the problems of people with hearing disability and much more discuss the availability of support for education and sign language interpreters and the attitude to people with functional impairments in the labour market.

The President of the World Federation of the Deaf Colin Allen, continuing the discussion on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, stressed that in order to achieve sustainable improvements, it is important to identify the most essential problems to be tackled jointly both in Europe and in the world.

The project “Active for the Future” of the society Latvian Association of the Deaf, agreement identification No 2014.LV/PR/12/11, is implemented in the framework of Latvian State budget funded programme, “Support for Public Participation in Implementing the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union”.

Information prepared by:
Aija Sannikova, project manager
Phone: 25155419
E-mail: [email protected]


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