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MoU for Education for Deaf Children signed

  • IASbaba
  • October 7, 2020
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MoU for Education for Deaf Children signed

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Social Issues & GS-II – Education

In news

  • A historic MoU was recently signed between Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center (ISLRTC) and NCERT to make education materials accessible for Deaf children in their preferred format of communication.

Key takeaways

  • As part of this MoU, educational print materials including NCERT Textbooks, Teachers Handbook and other Supplementary materials and resources will be converted into Indian Sign Language in Digital format.
  • Class covered: Class I-XII 
  • Subjects: All 
  • Language: Both Hindi and English Medium
  • Availability of NCERT textbooks in Indian Sign Language will ensure that Deaf children can also now access educational resources.
  • This will also ensure educational standardization of Indian Sign Language as mandated in the New Education Policy, 2020.

Important value additions

  • The Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center (ISLRTC), Delhi is a Society under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

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