Government launches mobile app to make Indian Sign Language dictionary more accessible to masses

The government has launched a new mobile app called Sign Learn with the aim of making the Indian Sign Language Dictionary more accessible to the masses. The app, available for Android and iPhone, was launched on Friday by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Pratima Bhoumik.

Sign Learn app is based on Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center (ISLRTC) Indian Sign Language Dictionary and includes 10,000 words.

The app will be available on Android and iOS devices. Users will be able to look up words in the ISL dictionary in Hindi or English.

The app sign videos can also be shared on social media platforms.

PTI reported that a senior official said the app was designed to make the ISL dictionary more readily available and accessible to the general public.

The Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center (ISLRTC) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT). This decision was to convert the NCERT textbooks for grades 1 to 12 into Indian Sign Language (digital format). The digital copy will be available for students with hearing impairments.

Earlier this year, the ISL electronic content of NCERT textbooks for Class 6 was launched.

The Center launched the ISL version of a selection of books from the National Book Trust’s ‘Veergatha’ series edited by Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

With the help of ISLRTC and NCERT, 500 academic words in Indian Sign Language have been launched. All academic words will be used in subjects like history, science, math, etc.

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