Saturday, November 7, 2009

Zambia Interpreters

Officials in Zambia are considering placing new restrictions on sign language interpreters after reports of abuse and profiteering from some in the deaf community. The Zambia Agency for Persons with Disability director, Charles Mwape, says the government effort will lead to issuing licenses to sign language interpreters.

Meanwhile, Zambia's Ministry of Community development is asking the Ministry of Health to train HIV/AIDS counselors and nurses in sign language so that they may better serve the deaf.