Health without barriers

Health information in sign language for deaf people in Vienna

2 000 eurós díj

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Ország / Régió:
üzleti magánszektor
Tevékenységi területek:
egészség / beteggondozás
Célcsoport kora:
minden korosztály
Célcsoport neme:
minden nem
Projektgazda szervezet:
Marien Apotheke Wien
Felelős személy:
Karin Simonitsch

Miről szól a projekt?

The Marien pharmacy in Vienna’s 6th district is a point of contact for deaf people, where Austria’s first deaf pharmacist provides health information in Austrian sign language. Besides from personal counselling, the pharmacy also offers public information videos on health topics in sign language and health talks in deaf unions in order to strenghten deaf people’s health literacy.

A zsűri elismerése

Such a service did not previously exist in Vienna. The health literacy of as many deaf people as possible is strengthened in different ways. With the involvement of the deaf community and in cooperation with various institutions and professions, the bilingual employees of the Marien Apotheke are constantly implementing innovative ideas. The individual example is apparently successfully infectious: For example, in the nearby home for pensioners, a club and own housing for the deaf have recently been established ...