Asia-Pacific Jul 2, 2012
MUMBAI, INDIA: Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped, (AYJNIHH) Mumbai, in collaboration with Department of Communication (DCJ), University of Mumbai offers one-year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Media & Disability Communication, (PGDMDC), specializing in ‘Accessible Media Programs and Universal Design’ for careers in the Mass Media industry.
During the one-year course the students can learn to make various types of accessible media programs and products. They will have ‘hands on’ experience in making short films in accessible format and learn how to increase the market of the digital media, through multi-language captioning, audio-description, Indian Sign Language (ISL) and accessible website creation etc.
This training program will implement the guidelines of the United Nations Convention, on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) vide article 8 on ‘awareness raising’, article 9 on ‘accessibility’ and article 21 on ‘access to information’. This is the first organized effort in India, to create a cadre of Mass Media Students and Professionals to address disability issues and create accessible media programs.
The advent of digital telecast in the four metros in the country, will enable implementation of accessible media programs possible to the media houses for the benefit of viewers and increase target audience. The first batch of students, who have completed the course have been employed successfully.
Eligibility : Diploma or a Degree in Journalism/Communication or Public Relations course with 50% marks. Candidates who have appeared for their final examinations can also apply.
Last date for submission of application has been extended to 27th July 2012.
For course details contact: +91-22-2640-9465/ 98-6999-3833. P.J.Mathew Martin, www.ayjnihh.nic.in
By Aqeel Qureshi