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Training of guides and interpreters in Peru

22 October 2014

Two men participating in the guiding and interpreting course

Since June 2014, with the support from the National Library of Peru and Deafblind Association of Peru (ASOCIP), Sense International Peru has been developing a course teaching guiding and interpreting for deafblind people, aimed at teachers, disability professionals and the public in general.

This course includes three modules: dactylology (fingerspelling), sign language, and orientation and mobility techniques, which are taught over a six month period.

Two women taking part in the guiding and interpreting courseIt takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm in the José Mejía Baca auditorium in the National Library of Peru.

At the end of the course, students will have the ability to communicate and interact with deaf and deafblind people, thereby contributing to improving their environment and empowering them to gain recognition of their rights.

 

First published: Tuesday 18 June 2013
Last updated: Wednesday 11 October 2017