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Pakistan Association of the Deaf to start “Interpreter Services for the Deaf“
July 03, 2008: For the first time in Pakistan, Pakistan Association of the Deaf is starting “Interpreter Services for the Deaf”. Deaf people face problems of communication in our society. Hospitals, courts, law & order, education, therapy / counseling, interviews / meetings and social services are some of the areas where Deaf people need an Interpreter. The Deaf people regarding interpreter problem in court and police station brought some of the cases in our knowledge. Interpreter serves as a bridge among hearing and Deaf person. Mr. Kamran Tariq (G. Secretary – PAD) will give brief introduction about PAD and the need of starting interpreter service for the Deaf would be highlighted by Mr. Ifran Mumtaz (President – PAD). Ms. Fazila Shamim and Mr. Shahid Ali (Sign Language Interpreters) would also share their experiences.

Presiding guest Mr. Abdul Haseeb Khan (President – Brookes Pharmaceutical Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.) and Chief Patron – Mr. Zaigham M. Rizvi will honour us by their speeches. Ms. Fauzia Wahab – Member National Assembly would grade the occasion as Special Guest of Honour whereas Ms. Nadia Khan Gabool (Minister for Human Rights Govt. of Sindh) would be the Chief Guest. A large number of prominent and well-known personalities from all walks of life will also attend the seminar.

Dated: 2019-05-13

INAUGURATION OF DEAF COMPUTER LEARNING CENTRE AT PAKISTAN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF
Mr. Mohammad Raza Haroon – Honourable Minister For Information Technology, Government Of Sindh to inaugurate Deaf Computer Learning Centre at Pakistan Association of The Deaf, donated by KRG

May 05, 2008: A Computer Learning Centre at Pakistan Association Of The Deaf has been donated by Ko-Ordination Group – KRG near Shaheen Tower, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi. The inauguration ceremony of this highly advanced and state-of-the-art computer learning centre with all facilities of quality IT education and training will take place on Wednesday, May 07, 2008.

The inauguration Deaf Computer Learning Centre – DCLC will be performed by Honourable Minister For Information Technology, Government Of Sindh, Mr. Mohammad Raza Haroon as the Chief Guest whereas Ms. Huma Bukhari, District Governor, 305 S-1 Lions Club International will be the Presiding Guest and Ms. Nadia Gabol, Minister for Human Rights, Government Of Sindh would grade the occasion as Special Guest of Honour. The ceremony will also be attended by Ms. Erum Jahan & Mr. Mohammad Akram, two outstanding disable persons who have make their mark on national level. A large number of prominent and well-known personalities from all walks of life will also attend the inaugural ceremony.

Dated: 2019-05-13

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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