Workshop on Media and Accessibility

Asia-Pacific, March 26 2014

DHARAMSHALA, INDIA: A two-day orientation cum training workshop on ‘Media and Accessibility’ for mass communication students and professionals will be conducted at temporary academic block at the Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP) on 26th and 27th March 2014.

The program is organized by AYJ National Institute of the Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH) Mumbai of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, in collaboration with School of Journalism, Mass Communication & New Media of Central University of Himachal Pradesh.

It will have dignitaries and participation from the digital and print media and information and communication sciences sectors, working towards broadening the spectrum of media accessibility to persons with disabilities.

It is expected that over 60 professionals and students from the field of mass communication and journalism will participate in the two-day event. This is the first of its kind of orientation cum training being conducted in Himachal Pradesh.

The objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for the media professionals and students for learning specific skills in making digital media accessible to all, to enrich their knowledge on media and accessible communication, identify emerging issues, trends and creative strategies for promoting the concept of inclusive society in the area of disability and human development through journalism and mass communication.

It also aims to provide insight and opportunity in the requisite skills for practicing communication profession in the new era of digital information technology and higher level of awareness about the use of available accessibility tools and techniques for professional productivity in the light of the guidelines in article 8, 9, 21 and 30 of United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on awareness, accessibility, access to information and entertainment.

The program will also orient the students and professionals of journalism and mass communication to be resourceful and useful to media houses and organizations in dealing with disability issues in the right perspective for disability rehabilitation in the country with the background of Persons With Disabilities Equal Opportunities Act.

Source: Himvani

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