SignsTV Uganda is a venture of OpenSigns Impact Innovations limited – a tech for inclusion social enterprise that exists to inspire digital inclusion by building innovations that enable persons with Disabilities to be able to access social services thus leading a life free from barriers. SignsTV Uganda is an online TV Channel that broadcasts its content entirely in Ugandan Sign Language with captions and audio transcriptions provided to ensure full and equal accessibility of TV content to everyone. SignsTV has been running as a YouTube channel backed by Facebook and Twitter pages that have been in existence since April 2022 and its main audience is the Deaf community whose mode of communication is Sign Language.
This show was initiated because Deaf people so often find it difficult to access health services especially health related information due to communication barriers as well as lack of appropriate reasonable accommodation
Entertainment is everyone’s pastime hobby and Deaf persons are no exception. Yet nearly all entertainment media content are inaccessible to Deaf persons. From music, to comedies, film, art and many other genres of entertainment media, its hard to find content that provides for Deaf persons a chance to watch which leaves them out of the entertainment world.
Deaf children are often left behind when it comes to ensuring access to quality education. Little has been done to invest in ensuring Deaf children are able to realize quality learning outcomes which can only be possible through provision of visual learning content in Sign Language.
SignsTV NOW is a live coverage of breaking news and events taking place in the Deaf communities, across the country and around the world. The segment brings out the stories as they happen – in Sign Language.
The SignsTV Weekly is a news segment that give a comprehensive weekly round-up of the big news that have come out through the week. We sieve the stories and bring you the big ones in Sign Language.