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September 23, 2021 10:11 am

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Press Service of the Committee for Public Relations and Youth Policy

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International Day of Sign Languages ​​is celebrated on 23 September. Non-profit organizations (NPOs) in Moscow help people with hearing impairments: they provide typhlo and sign language interpretation services, conduct courses in Russian sign language, and organize adapted leisure activities for deaf and hard of hearing children and adolescents.

Online services to help people with disabilities

Regional public organization “Associations of Sign Language Translators” organized a dispatch service for the hearing-impaired and deaf-blind people. The service allows you to transfer information to any hearing subscriber, call emergency services or a social taxi. You can contact the service operators by e-mail, SMS or various messengers, as well as by fax. More information about the service can be found at website of the organization

The organization also provides free tiflo and sign language translation services. Before receiving the service, you must confirm the right to receive it by providing the necessary documents, and also leave a request on the organization’s website at least 48 hours before the event. You can learn more about the service here

Another project of the organization is the online service for translation into sign languages ​​from different countries Spreadthesign. For him, the NGO collected and recorded 400,000 gestures. The service works and is constantly being improved, you can use it or share your ideas for its development at page project.

Helping parents of children with hearing impairments

Center for the Development and Support of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Their Parents “I understand” leads his YouTube channel: Publishes educational videos on Russian sign language, the development of articulation, videos explaining the rights of children to an accessible environment; shares stories and experiences of parents with children with hearing problems.

Another project of the organization is educational courses for parents of special children. In the classroom, they learn exercises to improve memory and attention, coordination of movements and a sense of space. After the course, parents will be able to study with their children on their own at home: such lessons make it easier to master reading and writing.

The center also has a sign language course for parents and professionals. And with the help of the Early Assistance service from 0 to 3 years, families can order paid visits to the house of a deaf teacher, psychologist, and Russian language teacher. More information about the projects of the center can be found at link.

Quests for children with hearing impairments

Inclusive quest “Artifact”, part of the project “#interactively,” is an interactive inclusive program for children with hearing problems. The project was developed by Maria Aizina, head of the In Silence Museum, and the Moscow City Organization of the All-Russian Society of the Deaf, together with the Kuzminki-Lyublino Museum-Reserve. In 2020, the project received a grant from the Mayor of Moscow, and in March of this year, a play space for quests, adapted for deaf and hard of hearing children and adolescents, was already opened in the museum “In silence”

The quest is based on the movie “The Sorcerers” and consists of logical tasks that develop visual perception of information. The event can be attended by from two to 12 people, while deaf, hard of hearing and children with no health restrictions can play together. For hearing children and adolescents, there is sound accompaniment during the game, and for children with hearing impairments, the presenter gives hints in the format of video messages in sign language. To take part in the quest, you must leave an application for museum website… Children with hearing impairments participate in the quest for free. To get a free ticket, you need to contact the organizers. To do this, you need to write to the direct on the museum page on the social network “Instagram”… In response, you will receive a letter with the forms of agreement and application, they must be filled out and brought with you.

The museum has programs for people without health restrictions. Exposition and excursion programs are available for visitors, which help hearing people plunge into the world of silence. The exposition introduces myths and facts from the life of deaf people, tells about the international sign language and its differences from regional sign languages. During the tour, museum guests wear noise-canceling headphones and visit five halls in the presence of a hearing-impaired attendant. They perform tasks for team building and acquaintance with new ways of communication. In addition, the museum for deaf and hard of hearing children hosts master classes on making chocolates and painting gingerbread with the participation of sign language interpreters. Tickets available for website

More NGO programs to help people with disabilities are published on the portal “Soulful Moscow”.

Today in Moscow there are more than 30 thousand non-profit organizations, more than 6500 of them are socially oriented. To help non-profit organizations, the city supports them on an ongoing basis: it hosts a grant competition for the Mayor of Moscow, provides premises for events, conducts educational webinars and free consultations on financial and legal issues, and much more.

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