Often, it takes small but sustained measures to effect change. Ranveer Singh, over the past two years, has been highlighting the issues faced by the Deaf community. In May 2020, the actor petitioned the government to recognise Indian Sign Language (ISL) as the country’s 23rd official language. His efforts seem to be bringing about a significant shift — the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) signed an MoU with the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) last year, to aid deaf children with educational material in sign language.
Taking the plan forward, the texts — spread over 490 modules and designed for students from first to fifth standard — were uploaded on Diksha Portal of NCERT earlier this month.
Studies show that one’s cognitive skills are developed in childhood, and it is necessary to provide children with educational material in accordance with their learning needs.