Emirati citizen Fatima Al-Mannai, who is the first sign language translator in Dubai Courts, has sought to be an electronic trainer to spread and teach sign language to several groups in society, as she organizes voluntary electronic courses to teach sign language to citizens and residents.
The courses witnessed a great turnout, as the number of participants exceeded 1,600 people wishing to learn sign language, in order to achieve communication with the deaf and dumb people of determination.
Fatima Al-Mannai told “Emirates Today” that she used her specialization in translating sign language for the deaf and dumb to teach sign language, through social media applications, including “Snapchat” and “Instagram”, to reach a large number of segments of society.
And she continued: “Learning sign language is no less important than learning other languages, as it contributes to achieving communication with an important group in society, the deaf and dumb, and pushing it towards production and creativity in various fields.”
Al-Mannai, who is a member of the International Federation of the Deaf and the International Federation of Translators, added, “I was keen to translate some of the various events and activities in the country in sign language in a visual way, through social media platforms, to ensure that those interested benefit from the deaf and dumb.”
She continued: “I have several posts in sign language in a number of community events, and many describe me as (an ambassador for the deaf and dumb), as I convey to them what is going on in society, and what is going on in their minds to those around me.”
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