Introduction

Introduction

Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) former Karachi Deaf Welfare Association (KDWA) was established in 1987 by few dynamic deaf youths. PAD is a member of World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) and responsible to represent Pakistani deaf community nationally and internationally. PAD is also affiliated with Asia Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD).

PAD has more than 400 members in Karachi, and many organizations of the deaf all around Pakistan are affiliated with PAD and each affiliated organization has hundreds of their own members in their locality.

All the members of managing committee are deaf, and PAD feels proud about this as deaf members themselves run all the affairs of association brilliantly despite the problems they face due to their deafness. This shows the talent and ability of deaf community and proves that deaf can work independently.

Registration:

Registered under Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance of 1961, in 1987 (KDWA) and in 1998 (PAD) 

Financial Resources:

Being a charitable non-profitable organization, the entire funds are collected through donations from philanthropic organizations and caring individuals.

No financial help from the Government is provided. Donations sent to PAD are tax exempted. ations from philanthropic organizations and caring individuals.

Registered office:

23/A, Block 6, PECHS, M-1 Shaheen-Tower, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi.

News & Announcement

Seminar on “Marriage realted affairs” by PAD’s women wing

2019-05-15


On 2nd September 2006; Women wing of Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) arranged a program for deaf persons and their families. There were two main objectives of this program.

  1. brining deaf families closer and to help in match making of deaf singles
  2. awareness raising about AIDS, Cousin marriage and marriage related issues 150 persons (42 families of the deaf) attended this program.

Ms. Shahida Ibrahim, Chairperson Women wing of PAD welcomed all guests and gave brief detail about the difficulties faced by deaf persons due to information inaccessibly. She also stressed that parents of deaf person should learn sign language and when arranging marriage must make sure that their son / daughter is happy with the decision.

Dr. Shehla Baqai delivered the speech on AIDS and related topics. Later, deaf persons and their families asked questions and said it was much informative event for them.


Seminar on “Information Accessiblity” in collaboration with APCD

2019-05-15

On the July 10, 2006, Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD), in technical collaboration with Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD) arranged a seminar on Assistive Technologies, and information accessibility for the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), at Aga Khan University Hospital AKU Auditorium

More than 80 participants from different cross disabilities organizations from all over the Pakistan and students from universities of Karachi attended this seminar.


Right of Driving for Deaf Persons

2019-05-15


On June 05, 2006, PAD arranged a seminar and walk on the issue of “right of driving for deaf persons”. Mr. Mansoor Majeed, General Secretary PAD, gave a brief introduction about association’s activities. Mr. Irfan Mumtaz, President PAD, said that deaf community is facing many problem because they are not allowed to drive.

Besides hundreds of Deaf participants, representatives from Home Dept., Traffic Police, Lawyer, and ENT specialist also attend the seminar.


Seminar on Web Accessiblity and Assistive Devices

2019-05-15


On March 25, 2006, Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) arranged an awareness raising seminar on web accessiblity and assistive devices. The aim of the seminar was to raise the awarenss about web accessiblity, and share the knowledge about web accessbility that we earned from APCD.

Mr. Noman Saigal – Advisor to Chief Minister on Information Technology was the chief Guest. Two assistive devices “talking hand” by Sir Syed University Students, and “Deaf AidCo” by a deaf member of PAD were presented.


16 – 20 March 2006 – Visit of Kashmir – Earthquake affected areas

2019-05-13


On March 25, 2006, Pakistan Association of the Deaf (PAD) arranged an awareness raising seminar on web accessiblity and assistive devices. The aim of the seminar was to raise the awarenss about web accessiblity, and share the knowledge about web accessbility that we earned from APCD.

In March, President Irfan Mumtaz, General Secretary Mansoor Majeed, and Advisor / Special Projects Co-ordinator Muhammad Akram visited different areas (Kotli, Rawalkot, Bagh, Muzafrabad) of Kashmir. This Aim was to observe the situation of deaf community after earthquake, and to establish our network with deaf community of AJK.


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