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International meet of Hearing impaired in Mumbai


Mumbai: December 30,2012

India has more than 40 million hearing impaired persons, who need support in terms of education, employment and accessibility.  This was stated by Prof. R. Rangasayee, Director of Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Hearing Handicapped, Mumbai.  He said though there are a number of schemes for the handicapped still a lot needs to be done for them. Prof. Rangasayee was speaking at the International meet  of Hearing impaired called India Deaf Expo 2012 in Mumbai.  Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Madan Vasista, Advisor of Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC), New Delhi said to provide the use of Indian Sign Language (ISL) as the natural mode of communication for the hearing impaired and its acceptance in society requires legal support and advocacy.

 

Over 1000 hearing impaired persons attended that International meet that was inaugurated by Ad guru Mr. Pralhad Kakar.  The two day conference is being organised to create awareness of the Hearing impaired their culture and history and the problems they faced in society.  Pointing out the use of Indian Sign Language to the general society Kakar said, “Indian Sign Language would even help deep sea divers to communicate with each other under sea.”

 

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