Radio For The Deaf

The concept of Radio for the Deaf sounds like an oxymoron. After all, how can radio be used by or serve the Deaf?

The hard truth is that some 650 million people (1/9 of the global population) have a challenge with their hearing. Of that number, about 70 million are Deaf and are cut off from the wide range of benefits which are available through the medium of Radio.

However, God desires for the Deaf to know Him and to benefit from the holistic information and ministry being shared with the hearing through Christian radio. That includes information about God, physical and mental health, finances, family life and legal issues, to name a few.

Sadly, in several developing as well as developed nations, Deaf are treated as a silent and voiceless minority and denied their human rights. Unlike the hearing, Deaf seldom have regular access to the powerful medium of radio to air their views, gain public support and receive effective redress.

By interacting with the Deaf and Deaf advocates through learning sign language, I have come to appreciate Deaf culture, the wonderful abilities of the Deaf and some of the challenges they face to access education, health care and to enjoy their human rights.

Over the past 6 years, Radio for the Deaf has expanded to incorporate my 20+ years in the legal field and as a broadcaster into the delivery of consultancy and communication services to address social issues. These issues include combating the scourge of Human Trafficking, promoting the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities, reducing Sexual and Gender Based Violence, combating the culture of Exploitation, reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences, primary prevention of Crime, promoting Restorative Justice, reducing Homelessness, and highlighting how Faith and values-based education can be a solution to social ills.

How it Started....
  • Learning sign language

  • Learning about Deaf culture

  • Understanding Needs of the Deaf

  • Advocating for Human Rights of the Deaf

  • Creating space to Deaf Advocates on Radio

  • Advocating for greater Accessibility for the Deaf

 

How it's Going...
  • Served the Deaf community at national Board level

  • Drafted Constitution to improve Deaf quality of life

  • Promoting the Interests of Persons With Disabilities

  • Developing Programme Content for Radio Stations

  • Creating E-learning Tools to Fight Human Trafficking

  • Developing Online Courses to Fight Human Trafficking

Address

P.O. Box 4945,

Tunapuna,

Trinidad and Tobago

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