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NCERT textbooks to be available in Indian sign language

The cognitive skills of children are developed in the childhood and it is necessary to provide them with educational material in accordance with their learning needs.

Published: 07th October 2020 12:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th October 2020 12:24 AM   |  A+A-

Students of a government school after collecting their free textbooks | For representative purpose | File | Ashwin Prasath

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) signed an MoU with the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) on Tuesday to make textbooks and other educational material accessible for deaf children in sign language.

"The availability of NCERT textbooks in Indian Sign Language (ISL) will ensure that hearing-impaired children can also now access educational resources and it will be a useful and much needed resource for teachers, teacher educators, parents and the hearing-impaired community," Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot said.

According to officials of the ministry, the cognitive skills of children are developed in the childhood and it is necessary to provide them with educational material in accordance with their learning needs.

"So far, hearing-impaired children used to study only through a verbal or written medium but after the signing of this MoU, they can study through a single Indian Sign Language also.

It will not only enhance their vocabulary, but also enhance their capabilities to understand concepts," Secertary Shakuntala Gamlin said.

The ISLRTC is an autonomous national institute of the social justice and empowerment ministry, which is dedicated to developing manpower for popularising the use of Indian Sign Language, teaching and conducting research.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed in the virtual presence of Gehlot and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank".

 



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