Health without barriers

Health information in sign language for deaf people in Vienna

Cena v hodnote 2 000 Eur

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Krajina / Región:
komerčný podnik
Polia pôsobnosti:
zdravie / starostlivosť
Vek cieľovej skupiny :
všetky vekové skupiny
Pohlavie cieľovej skupiny:
bez rozlíšenia pohlavia
Vlastník projektu:
Marien Apotheke Wien
Zodpovedná osoba:
Karin Simonitsch

O čom to je?

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.

Ocenenie poroty

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 ...