Deaf cultures and Sign Languages of the world: Bahrain (مملكة البحرين)

Created 10 April 2000, links updated monthly with the help of LinkAlarm.

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Artistic interpreting: Music, poetry, literature, and theater Assistive living devices البحريني لغة الأشارة (Bahraini Sign Language) البحريني لغة الأشارة (Bahraini Sign Language) dictionaries Deaf and employment
Deaf culture Deaf education & youth Deaf oppression & liberation Deaf sports & recreation

Artistic interpreting: Music, poetry, literature, and theater

DeafTODAY. (2005, March 3). Play invite for the disabled. Bahrain's disabled people are being invited to attend the top hit play Right Always Prevails tonight at the Sanabis Cultural Centre. A sign language interpreter will be working off-stage, so that deaf people may enjoy the 70-minute play.

Assistive living devices

DeafTODAY. (2004, January 28). Batelco's gesture for the deaf. More Bahrainis with hearing difficulties will soon be able to communicate by SMS text messages, thanks to a generous donation by Batelco. Batelco is giving 50 SMS phone extension units and 20 SMS-enabled text phones to the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry, to be donated in turn to customers with special hearing needs.

البحريني لغة الأشارة (Bahraini Sign Language)


golden marble bullet(2003, April 1). Club postpones debut meeting. The first meeting of a new sign language club has been postponed. The event was to have been held on Thursday at Ria Integration in Adliya, but has been put off because many of the members are out of the country. The club is being set up to give British Sign Language (BSL) speakers the chance to get together and exchange experiences and ideas.
golden marble bullet(2003, March 8). Deaf invited to join key club. British Sign Language (BSL) speakers are being invited to join a signing club, which is being set up in Bahrain.

منتديات مملكة البحرين - درس لغة الصم والبكم لسهولة التعـامــل وبالصور .. >> حيــاكم <<Bahraini flagSign Language icon

البحريني لغة الأشارة (Bahraini Sign Language) dictionaries

Bar-Tzur, D. Indigenous signs for cities: Bahrain.

Deaf and employment

DeafTODAY. (2003, October 12). Deaf girl, 22, lands dream job. A deaf and mute Bahraini girl has found a job doing what she likes best - working with computers, after a call for help through the GDN's letters page.

Deaf culture


golden marble bullet(2004, April 27). Festival marks world deaf day. FESTIVITIES to mark International Deaf Day at the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) Rehabilitation Centre ended yesterday... Festivities, which continued for two days, included games and competitions for children, a charity dish, an exhibition of devices for the disabled and an exhibition of products made by youngsters from the Shaikhan Al Farisi Centre for Total Communication and the BBK centre.
golden marble bullet(2004, April 25). Deaf festival set to open. The festival, in celebration of International Deaf Day, is being held under the patronage of Labour and Social Affairs Ministry Assistant Under-Secretary for Social Affairs Shaikha Hind bint Salman Al Khalifa.
golden marble bullet(2003, April 27). Festival for deaf proves a big hit. Scores of people attended the opening of the fifth Annual Deaf festival yesterday at the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) Rehabilitation Centre in Isa Town. Her Highness Shaikha Hala bint Daij Al Khalifa, wife of Crown Prince and BDF Commander-in-chief Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, yesterday issued a statement marking the International Deaf Day today.

عجيب! ورغم أن الأم رفضت هذا الاحتمال إلا أن الجدة عادت لتسأل ابنتها: لو جاءك طفل أصم هل ...

Deaf education & youth


golden marble bullet(2004, November 2). More cash plea to help deaf children. More cash is needed to support a kindergarten which is helping hearing-impaired children to lead normal lives. The kindergarten at the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Hearing and Speech Development Centre strives to enable every hearing impaired child to enter a mainstream school.
golden marble bullet(2003, November 2). Deaf-mute students set new standards. A group of deaf-mute students are breaking down barriers as they study art and design at the Bahrain Training Institute (BTI).This is the first time in Bahrain that a training institute for mainstream students has offered courses to people with special needs.The 13 students, all aged 18 and 19, won praise from Labour and Social Affairs Ministry assistant under-secretary for social affairs Shaikha Hind bint Salman Al Khalifa as she visited the centre yesterday.

Ministry of Education. Special education. "The Special Education Group takes also the responsibility of discovering other cases such as mentally retardation, deaf, speech defect, and blind in government schools and transferring them to the specialized institutions and centers supported by the Ministry."

أطفال الخليج ذوي الإحتياجات الخاصة

تفوق غير مسبوق يحققه مركز الأمير سلطان لتنمية السمع والنطق في البحرين

هذه قصتي ... [الأرشيف] - ملتقى التطوع العربي

Deaf oppression & liberation

مرحبا بك في تربية نت.

Deaf sports & recreation


golden marble bullet(2004, September 20). Perfection despite disabilities. Muscleman Lee beats the odds even though he is hearing- and speech-impaired.
golden marble bullet(2003, May 8). Disabled athletes battle it out. Blind, deaf and mute athletes from various centres and schools competed in the second day of the 12th Annual Bahrain Disabled Sports Championship yesterday. The games have been organised by the Bahrain Disabled Sports Federation (BDSF) and yesterday's events were held at the National Stadium in Isa Town.