Last week, I was surfing the internet as usual and I came across this news, a lady named Elisa Menzel shared a picture of her tattoo behind her left ear to let people know that she is Deaf in that ear, while the man shared a picture of his tattoo too, letting people know that he is Deaf. The difference between their tattoos was that the lady used a tattoo of a speaker with a tiny X while the man went for a microphone option that’s the muted microphone. The lady said since 'Since I'm Deaf in one ear its a friendly (way) to tell the world not to talk to me from the left ear’.
Some time ago, I was blogging about the Executive Director of the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), along with his experience. CCD and I have been advocating on different occasions.
A few weeks ago, the Executive Director and the teams wrapped up a meeting with the Senate President Saraki. With the second reading of the Bill for an Act for the Establishment of a National Commission for Persons with Disabilities in Dec 2015, the 8th Senate has demonstrated its resolve towards ensuring more access for Nigerians with Disabilities.
Moving forward, the Senate president promised to work with the CCD and other developmental partners to examine how they can strengthen the law for our countrymen and women with disabilities. Check it out: Facebook