The UAE Government provides additional channels for communicating with the people of determination. Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation and Ministry of Community Development (MoCD) are amongst some of the entities that offer support in the form of a video in which an animated character communicates with the user in sign language. When the user rests the tip of his mouse on a certain text, the character in the video translates that text in the sign language.
In addition, people of determination can send their queries to MoCD by recording a video and asking questions in the sign language.
This portal and many other government websites use text-to-speech facility. Users just need to select text and a software will read it out aloud.
Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination (ZHO) offers translation service in sign language. Any government entity or business or an individual can request ZHO for translation and ZHO will get the text translated into sign language for the benefit of people of determination.
Roads and Transport Authority has many videos for people who cannot hear properly. The videos have an interpreter speaking in sign language about the features of public transportation in Dubai. View the videos.
Updated on 30 Jul 2019