In Collaboration with the UAE Deaf Association, the NA Launches a Series of National Documentaries in Sign Language

In Collaboration with the UAE Deaf Association, the NA Launches a Series of National Documentaries in Sign Language

In Collaboration with the UAE Deaf Association, the NA Launches a Series of National Documentaries in Sign Language


In collaboration with the UAE Deaf Association, the NA has released a series of national documentaries in sign language designed for the deaf, given its keen interest in enhancing civics education and national identity among the members of this section of the society, supporting them and bringing them closer to others. 
The series is also available on the NA YouTube channel. The project started with two documentaries; one on the National Archives, and the other on Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Hall located within NA building. The project includes several other films that will enrich deaf people’s knowledge on the UAE history and remarkable heritage and on the crucial role of the founding fathers in building and reviving the country, especially the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Thus, instilling, in the deaf, loyalty, a sense of belonging and national identity
The documentaries are conducted in sign language by highly qualified interpreters, who played a major role in achieving the objective of such a noble national initiative.  Interpreters would begin their work upon receiving accurate information about the content of the documentaries and the goal sought by making them available to the deaf.
The project is part of the NA desire to reach out to and educate the deaf, and to highlight its role in supporting individuals with special needs in the UAE society.  It complements NA role in supporting the visually impaired. In the past, NA had prepared summaries of its publications and made them available in Braille format, and offered them as a gift to Emirates Association of the Visually Impaired.
The NA has organized several educational and recreational activities for children with autism, in collaboration with Emirates Autism Society. Moreover, the NA pays regular visits to nursing homes in Sharjah and elsewhere.
The NA does its part in offering people with special needs the opportunity to actively engage with society; thus asserting their self-esteem, in addition to giving many other benefits.