International Day of sign languages was celebrated

International Day of sign languages was celebrated

International Day of sign languages was celebrated

The International Day of Sign Language will be observed on September 23, 2022. The Hon’ble President of India, @rashtrapatibhvn, has expressed her best wishes for a successful celebration of the day and has encouraged the general public to learn and promote Indian Sign Language.

Presently, we have over 300+ different types of sign languages around the world. Sign languages don’t directly aim at translating spoken words into signs. Each sign language is a true language. Every sign language is unique. At the same time, it varies with its own vocabulary, grammar, hand position, and body movement. There is a lot of variation across these languages and across countries. This is because of cultural and geographical reasons.

Here is a brief about the most common sign languages around the world. Finding experienced and qualified interpreters for their daily communication throughout life is a very difficult task and also unaffordable.

Hence, a human to computer interaction system will prove to be a reliable and consistent solution in the future for deaf and dumb people.

Sending a positive message via Sign Language

The United Nations General Assembly designated September 23 as International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL). The theme for the day will be ‘Sign Languages Unite Us!’ Only two professional Indian Sign Language interpreters and one professional deaf Indian Sign Language teacher are available in Goa. While the hearing-impaired community does not seek empathy, they do seek equal opportunities in society.

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When the United Nations General Assembly declared September 23 as International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL), the goal was to raise awareness about sign languages and strengthen their status. Sign language has a long way to go in Goa because it is still relatively unknown.

It is worth noting, however, that the class of 2021 at the National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities in Mumbai had only seven students, two of whom were from Goa, Josefina Fernandes and Muskan Shaikh. Josefina Fernandes also won a gold medal, making them the state’s only two professional sign language interpreters. Consider speaking a language that only two people understand.

This Bareilly teacher is changing the educational landscape to accommodate children with special needs.

This teacher from the Dabhaura village of Bareilly has been creating an inclusive space that ensures education is for all, with over 800 specially-abled children enrolled in the school.
There has been a consistent effort in the country to make education an inclusive space. With the active efforts of a few compassionate teachers, the space continues to face challenges while accommodating the various needs of different students.

Deepmala Pandey of Bareilly’s Dabhaura village is one such teacher who brought together many teachers to identify students with special needs and raise awareness about enrolling and teaching them.

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Transport Allowance for Persons with Disabilities – Compendium of Instructions by the Department of Expenditure

The Ministry of Finance’s Department of Expenditure has issued various instructions from time to time regarding the grant of Transport Allowance at twice the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in the Central Government.

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In India, it is estimated that three million people suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorder. Other issues, such as Cerebral Palsy or genetic illnesses such as Down Syndrome, might have an impact on a person’s physical and cognitive development.

Armani Williams, a NASCAR driver, promotes autism awareness and inclusion.

Autism spectrum disorder is a collection of neurodevelopmental disorders that impact communication, learning, and social skills. Armani was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, and he, like other children on the spectrum, was nonverbal for the first few years of his life.
NASCAR driver Armani Williams considers the cockpit of a race car to be his sanctuary.
“Being in a race car is just like being in a comfort zone,” Armani explained.
“I just enjoy being in it and pushing it to its limits.”

In India, newborn screening is an urgent need.

Subhamoy Dastidar, Co-Founder & Director, Lilac Insights, discusses the burden of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEMs) in India and the path forward.

Pregnancy is a transformative and joyful experience for almost all expecting parents and their families. However, in the midst of all the festivities, it is critical to be aware of a baby’s health, especially when it comes to detecting irreversible disorders such as Congenital Hypothyroidism, G6PD, Inborn Errors of Metabolism or IEM, which can be diagnosed and prevented through a simple blood test at birth.

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Chalshiksha, India’s first education film festival, is taking place this weekend in Bengaluru.

The festival will feature independent filmmakers telling stories about innovative educational practises, as well as educators who use film as a teaching tool.
Chalshiksha, a first-of-its-kind three-day residential film festival celebrating education in all its forms through the medium of films, will take place this weekend in Bengaluru.

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Air pollution may increase the risk of hospitalisation for autistic children, according to a new study.

The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, discovered that reducing these children’s exposure to air pollution could help prevent admissions for issues like hyperactivity, aggression, or self-injury.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that manifests itself in a variety of symptoms and severity levels. It is frequently accompanied by neuroinflammation and systemic inflammation, implying that drugs, supplements, and diet can alleviate the primary symptoms.

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