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Ministry of I and B announces Accessibility Standards for the Hearing Impaired

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced the implementation of accessibility standards for television programmes for persons with hearing impairment. How Accessibility Standards would be Implemented? The Accessibility Standards would be implemented through the provision of captioning and Indian Sign Language. All news channels are required to carry a news bulletin with sign language ..

The first-ever International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL-2018)

The International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) is observed every year on September 23 along with International Week of the Deaf. It highlights the importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of people who are deaf. It is the first ever IDSL, which was officially adopted at the 72nd United ..

Indian Sign Language Dictionary

“First Indian Sign Language Dictionary of 3000 words” was launched by Union Ministry for Social Justice and Empowerment. The dictionary has been developed by Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre (ISLR&TC) under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), M/o Social Justice & Empowerment. The dictionary aims to bring uniformity in sign languages used ..

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment launches first Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary

Thaawarchand Gehlot, the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, has launched the first Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary of 3000 words at a function in New Delhi on March 23, 2018. The basic aim of developing the ISL Dictionary is to remove communications barriers between the deaf and hearing communities as it is focused ..