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I-Day: Carry DD News with sign interpretation, channels advised

NEW DELHI: All television channels have been asked to carry the signals of Doordarshan News/DD Bharati with sign language interpretation for the benefit of differently-abled persons and make the event accessible to them.

Doordarshan News/DD Bharati channels will carry the sign language interpretation of the event to provide access to the people with hearing impairment. 

The information and broadcasting ministry said that DD News / DD Bharati will let private satellite TV channels carry the feed of this event free of cost, if they wish to carry the same telecast.

In advisory issued on Monday, the ministry said it has been getting requests from members of the civil society to facilitate access to the people with hearing impairment to the telecast of the Independence Day.

Ceremony/commentary accompanied with sign language interpretation on TV channels so that such people can be a part of this glorious ceremony on this important national Day.

The advisory noted that the media has always been in the forefront to take up such important issues concerning national integration, unity and patriotism, etc.

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