Dubai Police Sign Language Expert Helps Hearing Impaired Man During World Government Summit


Dubai: Many interpreters were on hand to assist participants in the World Government Summit at Expo 2020 Dubai, which ended on Wednesday. However, there was one particular interpreter in a green jacket who caught the attention of those present at the venue as he translated one of the sessions to a specific person.

Yehia Saleh Al Ammari of the Dubai Police and the other members of the People of Determination Council were doing their utmost to ensure that determined people attending the World Government Summit and visiting Expo 2020 Dubai felt welcome . These interpreters were sign language experts.

These agents, who have the responsibility to help determined people, are easily identifiable by their special green vests with a badge that says “Sign Language Interpreter”.

Welcome and help determined people

The sign language program aligns with a police strategy that aims to provide equal opportunities to determined individuals. It aims to empower purposeful people, and together with the initiative “My Community…A City for All”, it aims to make Dubai a disability-friendly destination.

Al Ammari, who has spent the past six months hosting and helping determined people visiting Expo 2020 Dubai, said he met a hearing-impaired Emirati who wanted to attend the World Government Summit. “He told me that he had heard about the summit and that he wanted to know more and participate. I welcomed the man and helped him get to the top,” Al Ammari said. Gulf News.

“It is a humanitarian mission to help determined people in this global event,” Al Ammari said at the World Government Summit in Dubai.
Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

“A humanitarian mission”

“He wondered who would interpret the sessions for him. So I offered to stay with him at the top and translate the sessions he wanted to attend.

Al Ammari stood in front of the man in the main hall and used sign language to translate speeches given at the summit by various officials. He stayed with the man until the end of the session on the last day of the summit.

“It is a humanitarian mission to help the determined people at this global event. I am happy and proud to help make the visit to this event enjoyable for everyone,” Al Ammari added.

24 hour service

He said he helped many tourists and special visitors who came to the mega event. “I go to them and ask them if they need help. They were happy and took pictures with me to send to their friends and family.

The Dubai Police initiative to help determined people follows the special instructions of Lieutenant General Abdullah Khalifa Al Merri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police. He said members of the Dubai Police were patrolling the Expo 2020 Dubai site around the clock to help those in need.


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