COVID-19 Screening Questions in Malaysian Sign Language
Uma Devi Palanisamy, Associate Professor, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia
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This International Week of the Deaf, we’re taking a look at what the COVID-19 screening process is like for the deaf community. We might not realise it, but the process can be isolating and intimidating for deaf patients, because of the lack of COVID-19 healthcare information that is accessible to them. To help with this challenge, a team of Malaysian researchers have developed a free tool that provides Bahasa Isyarat Malaysia (BIM) translations of the COVID-19 screening questions. We speak to the team behind it, and discuss why it is essential that healthcare information is made accessible to all.
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Produced by: Sharmilla Ganesan
Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Tee Shiao Eek
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