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“Media and Accessibility” Two-days orientation cum training programme started at CUK

Post by RK Online Desk on Wednesday, November 16, 2022

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On National Press day, Two-day orientation cum training programme on “Media and Accessibility” started at Department of Convergent Journalism, Central University of Kashmir in collaboration with Ali Yawar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities, Mumbai under Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt of India on Wednesday at Tulmullah Campus


Speaking on the opening session, Dr. John Babu Koyye, (Sr. Assistant Professor) Department of Convergent Journalism said, the training helps the participants of media professionals and students to learn various aspects of the impaired people and how to report on the issues of disabled communities.


On this occasion Dr. Arif Nazir, Head of Department, DCJ in his welcome address said that workshop is a learning opportunity with respect to Media and Accessibility.

“This workshop can have awareness about the representation of disabled in the media, and also help in knowing how to create content for this target audience. Dr Arif said”


Dr. Mathew Martin, the communication officer has introduced the AYJNISHD and its resource persons to the participants and explained its objectives of how their organization is conducting extension activities from Kashmir to Kanyakumari to help the speech and hearing impaired people. He said “all of us in our life time will become physically impaired especially, in the old age. Therefore, we have to learn how to address those issues in media.  


Prof. Shahid Rasool, Dean, School of Media Studies, CUK has conveyed his greetings to the participants through online and thanked the Central University of Kashmir and AYJNISHD for making the event possible for the benefit of media students and professionals. 


On the first day six sessions were conducted, Dr Asif Khan,(Sr. Assistant Professor), DCJ and Dr. John Babu Koyye has chaired these sessions and Dr. Gouri Shankar Patil, Dr. Nasir Mirza, Dr. Nookaraju Bendukurthi, Dr. P. J. Mathew Martin delivered expert lectures with the support of relevant printed material and audio video films and advertisements with sign language. Students of DCJ and other scholars were also present.

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