Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

First Saudi Sign Language Dictionary launched  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 12/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The Saudi Association for Hearing Impairment has launched the first Saudi Sign Language Dictionary on occasion of the first anniversary of establishing a center for sign language translation and training



The center was opened upon the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah



This directive includes all the association's branches and has received considerable support from the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance

Ali Al-Hazzani, the chairman of the association's Board of Directors, declared that the association has met the goals of the royal decree within one year



The dictionary consists of an alphanumerical reference dictionary of more than 2,700 sign words and original phrases, making it one of the largest Arabic sign dictionaries to date. In addition, it includes a manual dictionary that includes the alphabet, numbers, more than 750 sign words and native phrases that are most commonly used and a children's dictionary of about 400 sign words and genuine phrases oriented for children in the learning phase



He explained that these dictionaries will be released in several forms, including printed paper copies, digital copies to be circulated on international Internet sites, copies to be publicly traded, mini-digital copies for smart phones and an interactive, flexible and smart copy for education and training purposes



The association contracted with the Al-Esnad Consulting Educational and Training Center to carry out their joint venture project, which involves "advisory, training, rehabilitative, and educational services." These services will come at no cost to the association

The project aims to carry out field studies, research and consultancies in the field of hearing disability, as well as develop a training and rehabilitation environment that is suitable for individuals with hearing disabilities, Al-Hazzani said



He said that the project aims to implement the development of a training plan for the development and rehabilitation of people with hearing disabilities and their parents, as well as those working in the field, such as education specialists, sign language interpreters, and teachers with hearing disabilities

The plan includes more than 50 training and rehabilitation packages based on its work on the Saudi Sign Language Dictionary, he said. So far, 11 packages have been approved and are being further designed



Al-Hazzani also pointed out that work is now underway to establish multiple levels of professional certifications in sign language translation, training of people with hearing disabilities, therapeutic and evaluation support for the deaf and education of specialized skills such as pronunciation and lip reading

He also revealed that a contract was signed with the "Arabic Program for All" organization, which is dedicated to teaching Arabic to non-native speakers



Consultants with the organization will be contracted to take advantage of their experience in teaching Arabic to foreigners who do not recognize the Arabic language and to contribute in the training of people with hearing disabilities with functional skills and advanced use of the language

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 15 2014 - UN Calls for More Funding to Humanitarian Efforts in IraqQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said Monday that the international community must allocate more finances ...

 Sep 15 2014 - Allawi Urges Iraqi Government to Devolve Power to ProvincesQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Iraq's Vice President Iyad Allawi has urged the federal government to give wider powers to the provinces. In a media statement Allawi said, "We need to create a new political ...

 Sep 15 2014 - Summary of Sunday Local News ReleasedQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) A summary of local news released Sunday by Qatar News Agency. - HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani met here today at his Emiri Diwan Office with Lebanese Prime Minister ...

 Sep 15 2014 - Summary of Sunday Local News - 1Qatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) - Prime Minister of the Lebanese Republic, Tammam Salam, left Doha this afternoon concluding a visit to Qatar. The Lebanese Premier and the accompanying delegation were was seen off ...

 Sep 15 2014 - Summary of Sunday Local News- 2Qatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) - The State of Qatar participates in the Global Infrastructure Conference due to be held in the Republic of Korea on 17 -19 September. Qatar's delegation is headed by Minister of ...

 Sep 15 2014 - Woman incarnate Brigitte Bardot hits 80Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The real life Bardot may have long abandoned the limelight but for legions of fans she is still a feminist idol Carefree sensuality oozed from every pore as Brigitte Bardot ...

 Sep 15 2014 - My whole life is a holiday: Salman KhanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Salman Khan opens up about his charitable side and why he makes a conscious effort to repeat his clothes.Salman Khan made a fleeting visit to Dubai last Wednesday to promote ...

 Sep 15 2014 - Comparisons are really unfair: Priyanka ChopraKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Now a section of people are talking about the disparity between the incomes of Priyanka and Mary Kom.Indian Bollywood film actress Priyanka Chopra reacts during a promotional ...

 Sep 15 2014 - The Simpsons toast 25 years with songs and starsKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The program featured music stars and reminiscences from TVs longest-running scripted show.In this photo provided by the Hollywood Bowl Yeardley Smith Hank Azaria and Nancy ...

 Sep 15 2014 - Iconic Davis Cup silverware to go on display at The Dubai MallKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Organisers have called upon sports lovers to make use of this unique opportunity of having one of the oldest sporting trophies right here.Dubai — Tennis aficionados in ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help