Brazil takes an important step forward to offer inclusive tourism
The Ministry of Tourism has just completed one of the courses that promote specialization in sign language
The Ministry of Tourism promotes specialization in Brazilian Sign Language (Libras). The "Libras para Serv al Público" degree, carried out in partnership with the Rondônia Institute of Education (IERO / Acelibras), had 1,287 subscribers and was offered completely free of charge to participants.
One of the students of the course, Stella Maris, works in the field of theater and says that the degree is very important to promote a more accessible culture. According to her, the course promoted by the MTur in alliance with Acelibras encouraged her to specialize in the area. “I was positively surprised. I liked it so much that I will continue to improve and qualify in the subject ”, he commented.
Another graduate of the training, Tatyana Melo, owns a travel agency that caters to deaf travelers. According to her, even though she is proficient in Libras, she managed to learn and evolve even more in the language after the course. “The course helped me a lot. I am very happy because I was able to learn and improve my skill, I can only be grateful, "he said.
As she already has experience in the area of accessibility in tourism, Tatyana emphasizes the importance of promoting more and more courses on the subject. “This course is very important, since tourism must be accessible in Pounds. Deaf people need to travel wherever they want, get to know Brazil, find people to communicate with, show tourist sites, beaches, etc. ”Tatyana added.
The Minister of Tourism, Gilson Machado Neto, reinforces that the MTur has been working to advance tourism accessibility policies. “This issue is a priority for this government and we are working to transform Brazilian tourism into more inclusive tourism. Everyone has the right to know the beauties of our country ”, he commented.
"Our job is to create training opportunities and qualify as many professionals as possible. We are always looking for new qualifications and alliances to offer the best to workers in the sector and train them to deliver better, more inclusive and sustainable tourism travelers", he highlighted the national secretary for Tourism Development and Competitiveness, William França.
New alliances - the tourism ministry extended until July 27 the deadline for public, private and system educational institutions to partner with pasta in offering training courses for the tourism sector. Stakeholders should have training in foreign languages, Brazilian sign language (pounds) and good practices on issues associated with biosafety on their platform.