Everyone watches news though its all noise especially indian news channels. Debates where in they invite six or more people on the panel and the anchor itself takes half the show for introduction of the topic and no one is given the appropriate time to make their point as all are pouncing upon one another to prove their point.
Have you noticed that even during normal news programmes where only the anchor reads out the headlines and detailed topics there is no person shown in the corner screen showing any sign language for people who are hearing impaired and are not able to speak. Don’t they too want to know what’s going on in the country. I have noticed while watching international news channels most of them have a person using the sign and lip movements for the specially disabled people to follow the news. Even on important podiums there would be a person doing the sign and lip language for the people present there who might be journalists and reporters who are short of hearing or have speaking problems due to age or due to being born with that disability. Or even for the general audience who can involve people with such issues. That is not seen in indian news channels, atleast i haven’t seen till now.
I remember during my younger days while watching DD news, there used to be a special day that is Sunday where in they had news for the hearing impaired and that too once a week. They would broadcast the entire week’s news for such people on a Sunday. What about the remaining days?? Don’t they want to know daily as to what’s going on through news channels. Newspapers are there but reading through the length and breadth of the paper which is filled with useless advertisements is another struggle so people prefer watching TV. Guess our country don’t even consider such people capable enough to know what’s going in the country or even the news around the world. Its sad to know that even after these many years of attaining freedom our country isn’t physical disability friendly as in providing them basic facilities like slanting entries to enter and deboard public transports and even wheelchair facilities are not available in malls and prominent places. It is indeed sad.
Normal people struggle in their lives on a daily basis then imagine people of this category.