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Public Security Department to offer free video call services for deaf people

By Petra - Mar 09,2014 - Last updated at Mar 09,2014

AMMAN — The Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities (HCD) on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Public Security Department (PSD) to provide a free audio-visual call service for deaf people.

Signing the memo with PSD Director Gen. Tawfiq Tawalbeh, HRH Prince Raad, HCD president, commended the move, which will enable deaf people to contact the PSD command and control centre in case of emergencies.

Tawalbeh said the department will cooperate with mobile companies to provide the required technical support for the service and allocate a unified hotline on all mobile networks.

Under the memo, the HCD will train PSD cadres on sign language and provide devices that support video calls.

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