PHNOM PENH: The Secretary of State of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Secretary-General of the Disability Action Council, Em Chan Makara, has urged young people to take sign language lessons, to act as a bridge for connecting with persons with disabilities.
Speaking on behalf of the Minister of Social Affairs, Vong Sauth, on the International Day of the Deaf 2022 at the Ministry on Thursday morning, 22 September, Secretary of Sate Em Chan Makara said that those without disabilities should also volunteer to learn sign language in order to build bridges and communicate with deaf and hard of hearing people, and help provide persons with disabilities more access to general information.
"I would like to call on those without disabilities and are interested in this field to volunteer learning sign language," he said.
At the same time, he also asked all TV stations to continue providing sign language interpreters for major news programs or events. He hopes that the use of sign language in Cambodia will be developed and can be used to connect with an international community, with all being able to easily understand the sign language that is commonly used in Cambodia, as well as open up many more opportunities for the deaf and hard of hearing.