Sign Language Training For Responders

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Emergency responders and community volunteers will now be better able to communicate with the deaf during a disaster, after recently completing a sign language course. Police officers and members of the Barbados Coast Guard, the Barbados Fire Service and the District Emergency Organisations took part in the All Hands on Deck programme hosted by the Department of Emergency Management (DEM). …

Supplies Needed For PWDs In Dominica

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The Special Envoy for Persons with Disabilities, Roslyn Hurley, is urging the public to donate items for persons with disabilities in Dominica, who have been affected by Hurricane Maria. The drive, which is being conducted in collaboration with the National Disabilities Unit and the Barbados Council for the Disabled, seeks to gather items tailored for this segment of the affected …

Council Selects Competition Winners

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The winners of the Barbados Council for the Disabled’s Inaugural Dorien Pile National Literacy Competition have been selected. The competition, which began in March of this year, invited persons with disabilities, their family members, friends and caregivers to submit essays sharing their thoughts on the topic: Life As It Is: Living With A Disability In Independent Barbados. In Category One, for …

Council Extends Essay Competition Deadline

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

(Stock Photo) The Barbados Council for the Disabled has extended the submission deadline for the Dorien Pile National Literacy Competition. The deadline for entries is now Sunday, July 31, 2016. Persons with disabilities, their family members, friends and caregivers are invited to share their thoughts on the topic: Life As It Is: Living With A Disability In Independent Barbados. Entries must …