The Center unveiled Sign Learn, a mobile dictionary software for Indian Sign Language (ISL) with 10,000 terms.
Pratima Bhoumik, a minister of state for social justice and empowerment, introduced the app. The 10,000-word Indian Sign Language Research And Training Centre (ISLRTC) lexicon is the foundation for Sign Learn. According to authorities, the software is available in Android and iOS versions and allows users to search for any term in the ISL dictionary in either Hindi or English. The app’s sign movies may also be posted on social media.
The ISL lexicon has been made more readily available and accessible for the general public thanks to the app, according to a senior official.
Notably, on October 6, 2020, ISLRTC and the NCERT signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to translate NCERT textbooks from classes 1 through 12 into Indian Sign Language (digital format), making them accessible to students with hearing impairments. The official said, “ISL e-content for class 6 NCERT textbooks was introduced this year.”
The Center had introduced ISL translations of a few selected Veergatha series novels as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
ISLRTC and NCERT collaborated to launch 500 academic terms in Indian Sign Language. These literary terms, which are often used in history, physics, political science, and mathematics, are employed at the secondary level, the official continued.