Wednesday, 29 Mar 2023
H E Hasani urges institutions to give priority to information access

H E Hasani urges institutions to give priority to details access

H E Dr Hasani was speaking on the sidelines of a workshop on Monday. It was organised by the Government Communication Centre (GCC) to market the adoption of very best practices in media function and communication in between government bodies.

Discussions had been also held on the newest developments and challenges connected to media. Information accessibility is especially essential for the non-Arabic speaking population and the differently-abled who have to face numerous hurdles.

“Around 50 per cent of people in Oman don’t speak Arabic and there is a need to improve the way we communicate so that all get access to information. This will ensure greater coordination and ensure that there is no hindrance,” H E Dr Hasani mentioned.

He also stressed on inclusiveness with regard to content material. “Inclusiveness is important with regards to content so that more discussions can take place. This will bridge the gap and boost cooperation among those involved in the process of communication.”

The workshop incorporated two primary themes, initial addressing individuals with disabilities and second communicating with non-Arabic speakers.

Ali bin Abdullah bin Marhoon al Omari from the Information Technology Authority narrated his experiences on Media for the Blind. He spoke about digital accessibility and value of technologies in assisting individuals with disabilities.

“There are some programmes to facilitate business and public life for the blind. People with disabilities are interested in accessing information of all kinds and so need different technologies for assistance. We call upon all government agencies to adopt such practices and facilitate services by making such technologies available,” he mentioned.

The Government Communication Centre also reviewed the final results of its survey on publishing non-Arabic media content material. This is especially essential as expatriates constitute 44 per cent of the population in Oman.

“The results of the survey showed that 92 per cent of the respondents believe that three out of four respondents reach out for published content in languages other than Arabic,” Fatima al Lawati, head of the integration division at GCC mentioned.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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