To promote accessibility of hard of hearing and deafened people.
To advocate for early identification and intervention and recognition of hard of hearing and deafened people as person with disabilities.
To strengthen and empower members’ capacity
To contribute to the creation of an inclusive society
To establish a rehabilitation center and a resource center
Rights of hard of hearing and deafened people will be promoted through advocacy, awareness campaigns, education and training.
Accessibility of hard of hearing and deafened people will be ensured through development of strategies in education and the community, recognizing that early identification and support for communication and education is vital for inclusion and accessibility. This will include, but is not limited to, promoting use of captions, notetakings and basic sign language
Social and economic integration and leadership of hard of hearing and deafened people will be supported through need-based training which enhances self-employment and job placement.
Advocacy at national level will influence the policy gaps, census and other relevant information; and at local level (e.g., through discourse forums), it will promote understanding and opportunity, and reduce exclusion.
Grass root network will be created and supported by engaging in effective advocacy partnerships.
Resource center and rehabilitation unit will be established by developing experts, conducting research and sharing information, learning, know-how and good practices. Ultimately, SHRUTI will be developed as a Center of Excellence on Hard of Hearing and Deafened people.