Telecommunications Regulation Authority (TRA) has officially announced its support for second edition of the annual ‘Hear My Voice Conference 2013′ taking place on April 16th – 17th, 2014 at Mohammed bin Rashid Academic Medical Center, Health Care City, Dubai. Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Social Development, the event is organized by the Kalimati Speech & Communication Center in conjunction with the UAE Deaf Association.
“The TRA works closely with all UAE organizations that provide support individuals who are either hearing impaired or deaf. Ensuring that this section of society are afforded equal access to resources and the necessary educational tools is paramount and ultimately leads to a better quality of life. Without doubt, conferences such as ‘Hear My Voice’ have a huge impact in helping us all establish a clear vision as to how we can strengthen the position of the deaf community here in the UAE,” said H.E. Mohammed Nasser Al Ghanim, TRA Director General.
“Positively, the UAE Government has prioritized the use of technology as a key enabler for those who are hearing impaired or deaf. We have recently witnessed a transition in the provision of government services through smart applications and this modern shift in service delivery has certainly aided the deaf community,” he added.
The TRA’s participation in this year’s conference falls in line with its wider corporate social responsibility program and the TRA we will continue to support initiatives that contribute to an improved quality of life for all citizens of the UAE.
This year’s conference sees the participation of many prominent industry experts on both local and international levels. The agenda is comprised of series of lecture and discussion workshops that tackle all issues relating to the international hearing impaired and deaf community. An art exhibition will also be part of the conference agenda which will be officially opened by His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Social Development.