Sign Language Rights For All Deaf Senior Citizens
Today is the 3rd day of the International Week of the Deaf and the theme for today is “SIGN LANGUAGE RIGHTS FOR ALL DEAF SENIOR CITIZENS” On this day let us become aware about the problems of Deaf Sen
Today 25thSeptember, is the 3rd day of the International Week of the Deaf and the theme for today is “SIGN LANGUAGE RIGHTS FOR ALL DEAF SENIOR CITIZENS”According to the WFD, the number of senior citizens has increased a lot and there is a large amount of Deaf senior citizens as well. Around the world, some deaf senior citizens live in care centres and nursing homes where they can enjoy the companionship of other deaf people and staff. They communicate with each other in sign language.However this is not the case in some parts of the world. Some Deaf senior citizens stay in old age homes, where the staff do not communicate in sign language at all.
The situation in India is worse. There are hardly any facilities that help to take care of Deaf Senior Citizens. Most of them depend on their families and children and find it very difficult to be independent. They face many communication barriers as well. Some Deaf senior Citizens are neglected by their children because they get married and start their lives. Since they are not very well educated, they find it very difficult to earn a living. They even get tricked by their relatives or children and their properties are confiscated as they are not well educated. Due to these problems, their lives become very difficult. Public authorities must make sure that they are taken care of and all information for senior deaf citizens is accessible in their sign language.
Those responsible for taking care of Deaf senior citizens For example old age home staff, family members, relatives, etc. must be fluent sign language skills. Deaf Senior citizens must be given equal opportunities as others. We must all be more caring and patient towards Deaf senior citizens and given them all the help they need.