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WFD Congress Programme announced with one sport presentation on schedule

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Earlier today on Facebook, the World Federation of Deaf announced their programme schedule for the upcoming XVII World Congress to be held in Istanbul, Turkey in late July.  There is one item related to deaf sport on it.



The conference is scheduled to get underway on July 28, with presentations taking place in four different halls that Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  One of the last sessions on Friday is titled “Multilanguaje Subtitling Platform for Sport Broadcasting.” It takes part as part of the track on Accessibility and Technology.  The session is being facilitated by Jesús Martínez Barbero, Inmaculada Requena De La Riva, Rosa María Escriva Garcia De La Calera, and Maria Sonsoles Sastre Páez.


World Federation of Deaf holds its World Congress every four years.  The first event was held in 1951 in Rome, Italy.   Since 1967 when the World Congress was held in Warsaw, Poland, every Congress has a theme.  Past themes have included, “Towards Human Rights”, “Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century” and “Equality and Self-Reliance”.  The theme for the upcoming World Congress is “Strengthening Human Diversity”, and many of the presentations focus on different regional and demographic populations in the deaf community.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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