Deaf, a possible dialogue. Center for training and social integration of deaf and hard of hearing people

Deaf, a possible dialogue. Center for training and social integration of deaf and hard of hearing people

The Center “Dialogue” was founded on the initiative of the “Center for Training and Social Integration of Deaf and Hard of Hearing People” in 2008.

In order to reintegrate deaf and hard of hearing people into society, the training and social integration services of the “Dialogue” Center offered legal and psychological assistance, organized literacy and sign language training.

Activities:

  • The legislative proposal on allowing deaf and hard of hearing people to obtain a driver’s license was developed, submitted to the RA Government and was approved.
  • The legislative recommendation on recognition of Armenian sign language was submitted to the RA Government and adopted by the Parliament.
  • The procedures for licensing of sign language interpreters have been developed, submitted to the RA Government and approved by the RA Ministry of Justice.
  • The educational module and manual on training of Armenian sign language interpreters have been developed and disseminated.
  • Non-formal education has become accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people through the training of trainers who are proficient in Armenian sign language.
  • More than 800 beneficiaries registered

Project results:

  • 2320 companion services
  • 1068 sign language seminars
  • 300 people participated in sign language training
  • 219 professional trainings for the deaf
  • 875 meetings conducted by social workers
  • 871 meetings conducted by psychologists
  • 885 legal consultations
  • The film “Two Ways” about deaf people was made with a special award from the “Golden Apricot”.

The project was funded by the European Union and co-financed and implemented by the Association Arménienne d’Aide Sociale (AAAS).

The Dialogue project continues …

Project title: Dialogue Center

Duration: From January 2, 2008 to January 2016

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