Indian Sign Language dictionary under the New Education Policy
New Delhi, Dec. 8 (Delhi Crown): The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) for developing NCERT textbook-based videos in Indian Sign Language, Minister of State for Education Annpurna Devi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
The National Education Policy 2020 (NEP-2020) recommends for standardization of the Indian Sign Language (ISL) across the country and development of National and State curriculum materials for use by students with hearing impairment.
ISLRTC has prepared and launched 10,000 words ISL Dictionary in video format. The dictionary is available on DIKSHA Portal for wider access and dissemination among stakeholders, said an official statement by Ministry of Education.
NCERT is strengthening this dictionary by embedding audio and sub titles in the videos so that the reach of 10,000 words dictionary is not restricted to the hearing impaired only, added the statement.