Deaf Enabled Foundation
We are Deaf Enabled Foundation, an organization that is of the Deaf, for the Deaf and by the Deaf. It is our joy to share our desires, cares and needs with you.
You will find a few videos on our website, this is because we communicate through Indian Sign Language and this is the best way for us to share what we have to say with our Deaf brothers & sisters across India.
We welcome both the members of the Deaf community as well as the hearing people in our nation. Please do feel free to go through our website and if you have any queries you can send them to us. Thank you for giving us your time!
IMPACT STORIES – Placement
” Hello I am S.V Chaitanya, I am from Tirupati. I joined Virtual Classes in the month of May. i was so scared about my job before and I dint have any general knowledge or computer skills, later I joined in the Deaf Enabled foundation. I changed a lot.DEF helped me and I got motivated to learn English, General Skills, Typing, computer skills. Now I can go anywhere, as they gave me confidence and gave support for the placements. All the staff of DEF helped me a lot thank you so much everyone. Thank you so much Deaf Enabled Foundation. I would definitely recommend all my friends to join DEF and improve their skills and not to waste their time but come join.”
” I am Tejas Korgankar, working at Mall. Due to this lockdown I was bored and then I thought about learning skills through DEF. My family encouraged me to learn and DEF provided me skills on Computer, English and much more. After my training, I was placed at MAL. I supply Petrol. My job duties are customer service, purchasing things and ordering the items. This work helped me to gain some money. Manager is a kind hearted; he solves my problems by communication. Staff is also kind and cooperative. Thank you, DEF for the empowerment.”
My name is Rakshita. I completed my schooling and intermediate in a special school Sweekar Upkar. I completed my B.Com at Deaf Enabled Foundation and later joined the skill training program that Tech Mahindra Foundation started at Deaf Enabled Foundation for two months my trainers, who are also Hearing Impaired improved my sign language skills, taught me MS office suite, trained me on data entry, taught me life skills, General skills. Practically every skill that I would need to take up a job and lead a fulfilled life. My job trials were difficult as most of the employers were not ready to employ the Hearing Impaired After many unsuccessful attempts, in 2016, I finally got a job at Synchrony Finance BPO in the non-voice process. I am happy and thankful Deaf Enabled Foundation.
Testimonials of Non-Deaf ISL Students
The two months course was really a fun learning experience for me. The basic aspects of sign learning were covered and well taught. There was no gap in understanding the basic ISL. The course teacher has been always helpful and incorporated and explained all our doubts well. It was really a great learning time for me and would fully support if advanced courses to learn ISL are incorporated too.
“I wanted to learn sign language since so many years, and I was Searching for places from where I could. I was really happy to come across DEF organisation and was really lucky to have an amazing tutor with me. Akash Soni sir taught us very patiently and also helped us understand more things about the community. The whole process of learning sign language was overwhelming, and I am so glad I got to be a part of it.”
“The course is well designed and is moving at a pace that is comfortable and makes sense. The teacher is excellent – he is very clear in showing the signs, is patient making even small corrections to our signs, and is very encouraging. He doesn’t just show the signs and move on but takes the effort to also give explanations for why some signs (like “listen to me”; how to keep signing natural as signing is always face to face etc). Because the class is happening online maybe some very short video assignment (what can be done in just a minute or so) would help the participants interact with one another and also gain confidence in trying signing. These could, maybe, be introduced earlier in the course with very simple short tasks. I am really glad that I registered for this course and I am having a wholesome experience.”
“I am loving these sessions so nice to learn something totally different and which I have never tried before. Ganesh sir is an excellent teacher and super patient with us and sees that we learn every sign to perfection. Every class we are learning new things and they course is structure very well that we start from a normal hello then to bigger words and then into conversations so that’s a smooth process.”
“Dear Ganesh Sir, you have been outstanding in teaching us the ISL. I had no clue about any signs when I started and after a couple of classes, I feel confident that I will be comfortable enough to communicate with others in the sign language once the course is completed. Your patience to teach us is admirable and revisions at the beginning of new class/lessons helps us to quickly recall. Your classes have throughout been fun filled and I eagerly wait for Saturdays to come. I feel proud that I’m able to learn the sign language which wouldn’t have been possible without your guidance. Thank you very much indeed.”
“I always had an appetite to learn new languages. But my keen interest in Sign Language began when I used to commute to my college in the city bus. There used to several kids of my age who would be having silent conversations through signs. I was curious to know what they were talking about. But it was not until I became a journalist and met Ms.Ramya Miryala, the COO of DEF did I want to act upon the desire to learn the Indian Sign Language. The course has not just taught me a new way of communication but has made me empathetic towards the cause DEF is spearheading. Akash Soni sir has been a great resource person in this journey. He has been very patient with me and has given me a new perspective to look at deaf people.”