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Left: Visitors are welcomed to the jw.org booth. Top right: A sister who is blind and deaf communicates using tactile signing. Bottom right: An interactive display demonstrates the audio description feature for videos on jw.org

Tech Worship: JW.ORG showcases Apps for blind and visually impaired at Trade Fair

JW.ORG accessibility features promoted at technology Trade Fair in Brazil

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Jehovah’s Witnesses announced that it was invited to participate in the 2022 International Trade Fair on Rehabilitation, Inclusion and Accessibility Technologies (Reatech) held in São Paulo, BRAZIL held from September 1 to 4, 2022.

Its website update within the week said Reatech is the most significant exhibition for accessibility technology in Latin America. More than 46,000 people attended this year’s event.

According to the organization, the fair included a booth set up by its members in the South American country that showcased jw.org and the JW Library and JW Library Sign Language apps. The booth featured interactive electronic displays. Blind and visually impaired publishers were also available to demonstrate the various features of the website and apps.

A disability rehabilitation professional who visited the booth commented: “It is impressive that a religious group would care so much about including people with special needs.” Another visitor exclaimed: “This is true social inclusion!”

Representatives from the National Organization of the Blind in Brazil (ONCB) also attended Reatech 2022. They conducted radio broadcasts during the event. During the opening and closing days of the fair, brothers working at the booth were interviewed for the broadcasts. The brothers explained how Jehovah’s Witnesses help the blind, visually impaired, and deaf not only in Brazil but also globally. During one of the interviews, an ONCB representative expressed that jw.org contains some of the best sign-language content he has ever seen.

 

 

From ancient times to the present, Jehovah has always shown loving concern for those with physical limitations. (Leviticus 19:14) We are confident that he is pleased to see his Witnesses imitate his love. We look forward to the time when “the eyes of the blind will be opened, and the ears of the deaf will be unstopped.”—Isaiah 35:5.

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Accessibility Features

  • JW.ORG features content in over 100 different sign languages
  • JW.ORG includes screen reader (RTF) and notetaker (BRL) files, as well as videos with audio descriptions
  • Audio publications are easily accessed via jw.org, JW Library, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant

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