Deafness: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

‘World Hearing Day’ observed on 3 March

‘World Hearing Day’ is observed on 3 March each year, to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss. Every year, World Health Organisation decides the theme and develops advocacy materials such as ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..