/ 27 May 2022

EMPLOYEES and students of the Southern Leyte State University were trained on sign language to accommodate students with disabilities.

SLSU said that 26 of its constituents attended the training led by its External Linkages and International Affairs.

The training will be an added skill for students and personnel to boost their relations with members of the deaf and mute communities.

“The sign language interpreting training program is critical in accounting for parental disadvantages and overcoming educational disparities,” SLSU said.

“This is relevant, substantial, and valuable for the welfare of deaf students who will be enrolling in Southern Leyte State U, both local and international students, to also support the University in its endeavor towards internationalization,” it added.

The university said that the skill will strengthen the trainees’ nonverbal communication, boost employee confidence and stimulate growth and productivity.

The training was initiated by SLSU’s Center for Language and Culture, in coordination with the Department of Elementary Education.