It’s time to teach Indian sign language in state schools

  • | Wednesday | 4th December, 2019

As the class starts, Babloo Kumar, an Indian Sign Language (ISL) teacher, asks, in sign language, if any of the students feel sleepy. The class starts with Babloo asking how one can say 1,000 in sign language. As the students come up with myriad gestures, Babloo turns on a video that has a person communicating the same in sign language. “Although we teach with an interpreter, having a fair knowledge of the sign language helps us understand the community and their culture better. In fact, sign language needs to be taught in schools, and only through that can the deaf also be brought into the mainstream.

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