hearing device in ear 311.
(photo credit: Bloomberg)
Deaf and hearing-impaired people in Israel can now “listen” to the popular radio
show Hakol Diburim (It’s All Talk).
The Reshet Bet current affairs
program is being video-taped and broadcast live on the Israel Broadcasting
Authority website, with simultaneous translation into sign
There are approximately 700,000 deaf and hearing-impaired people
in Israel, according to the Association of the Deaf. Some local television
programs have been making provisions for them with small, on-screen images of a
person simultaneously translating the audio portion of the show into sign
language. Up until today, however, they did not have access to radio
The radio broadcast is being offered in conjunction with the
start of a national six-day fund-raiser for the benefit of the Association of
The Education Ministry is permitting students to absent
themselves from the classroom in order to participate in the collection