08 Nov 2023
A project currently being processed in the Legislative Assembly aims to establish training in Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) as the primary tie-breaking criterion in public competitions and selection processes for filling public positions and jobs in Rio Grande do Norte.
The initiative comes from state deputy Adjuto Dias (MDB) and establishes that, when applicable, among candidates who obtain equal points in the evaluation phases, the criterion must be adopted, keeping the others already established to break the tie.
“Incorporating training in Libras as a primary tie-breaking criterion in public competitions and selection processes reinforces the need to value and encourage the learning of this language, boosting the training of employees capable of communicating effectively with the deaf community”, he argues.
Proof of training will be provided through a certificate of proficiency, as long as it is issued in accordance with current legislation.
The Brazilian Law on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (Law nº 13,146/2015 – Statute of Persons with Disabilities) and Law nº 10,436, of April 24, 2002, recognize Libras as a natural language and legal means of communication and expression used by the community deaf.
The project was distributed to the standing committees, where it will be analyzed before the final deliberation in plenary.
Anna Ruth Dantas is a journalist, presenter of the program RN Chega, on Band Natal; she produces and presents the program Jornal da Cidade, on Rádio Cidade (94 FM-Natal), and presents the program Panorama do RN (in a network with 16 radio stations in Rio Grande do Norte). A highly credible journalist, she also works as a consultant and teaches media training courses at Trilhar Educação Corporativa.