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Historic accessibility initiative launched for Deaf Voters in Patiala during Lok Sabha Elections

Historic accessibility initiative launched for Deaf Voters in Patiala during Lok Sabha Elections

Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in News/ June 1,2024

On the momentous occasion of the Lok Sabha Elections, Jagdip Singh Sodhi, the District Icon for Persons with Disabilities (PwD), alongside 20 Deaf Divyangjans from Patiala, expressed their heartfelt gratitude to Showkat Ahmad Parray, Deputy Commissioner, Patiala, for his pioneering initiative to enhance accessibility through Bhartiye Sanketik Bhasha (Indian Sign Language) during the elections.

This initiative marks a historic first for the district, ensuring that Deaf and Mute voters can actively participate in the electoral process. The implementation of helpline numbers specifically tailored for Deaf and Mute voters underscores the commitment to inclusivity and accessibility, enabling them to receive necessary support and information in Indian Sign Language.

Deputy Commissioner Showkat Ahmad Parray stated, “Our goal is to make the electoral process as inclusive as possible, ensuring that every citizen has the opportunity to exercise their right to vote. This initiative is a step towards achieving that vision.”

Jagdip Singh Sodhi highlighted the significance of this initiative, stating, “This groundbreaking step by Deputy Commissioner Showkat Ahmad Parray has empowered the Deaf community, ensuring that their voices are heard and their rights are upheld in the democratic process.”

Historic accessibility initiative launched for Deaf Voters in Patiala during Lok Sabha Elections

Historic accessibility initiative launched for Deaf Voters in Patiala during Lok Sabha Elections. The introduction of these dedicated helplines and the provision of information in Indian Sign Language represent a significant advancement in making elections more accessible and inclusive for all members of the community.

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