Pakistan Now has its Own Sign Language App – Research Snipers

Pakistan Now has its Own Sign Language App

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The Family Educational Services Foundation, a Karachi-based NGO has launched a program called Pakistan Sign Language. The programme will provide resources to learn sign language both in Urdu and English.

The app can be installed by deaf children, their parents, and those who are involved in the education of deaf children.

Sign language instructor Jessica said, “Just like learning alphabets, it is very easy to understand basic sign language,”

Adding, “You just need to enter a word on the website, and it will show you how to say it in sign language.”

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Jessica revealed that the NGO has opened six schools all over Pakistan. Over 290 students have hearing disabilities are enrolled in the schools. The schools are opened in Gulistan-e-Jauhar Karachi, Sukkur, Nawabshah, Hyderabad, Lahore and Jhelum.

More than 500 signs are available on the app and over 700 words are available on the PSL Dictionary. With more than 200 illustrated and animated tutorials, children can learn Urdu, English and basic Math in sign language.

The team includes educators, teachers, sign creators, curriculum designers, animators, and production experts. All together these individuals have created a rich source of learning and training materials. Leaders of the deaf community and interpreters are all included in the development team.

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