Sign Learn app launched by the Government on Sign Language Day
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The Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), an autonomous body under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, M/o Social Justice and Empowerment on 23rd September 2022 launched a mobile app sign learn for Indian Sign languages
Ever since the United Nations declared 23rd September as the International Day of Sign Languages, the ISLRTC celebrates it every year on 23rd September. On the occasion, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Pratima Bhoumik launched an app sign learn- an Indian Sign Language (ISL) dictionary mobile application containing 10,000 words.
Sign Learn is based on the Indian sign language dictionary of the Indian Sign Language Research And Training Centre (ISLRTC) which contains 10,000 words. The app is available in Android as well as iOS versions. Officials said, “All the words in the ISL dictionary can be searched through Hindi or English medium. The sign videos of the app can also be shared on social media.
According to an official statement, “ISLRTC had signed an MoU with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on 06th October 2020 for converting NCERT textbooks from Class I to XII into Indian Sign Language (digital format) to make the textbooks accessible to children with hearing disabilities. This year ISL e-content of NCERT textbooks of class VI was launched.
With the joint effort of ISLRTC and NCERT, a total of 500 academic words in Indian Sign Language were launched. These 500 academic words are words used at the secondary level, which are often used in history, science, political science, mathematics, officials added.