Sign Language

Learning Indian Sign Language is a necessity for a Deaf person. This helps him or her connect with other Deaf persons and the larger Deaf community. However for a hearing person, learning Sign Language can be an entirely different experience. It is learning to use different skills and using them together to communicate. Why is learning Indian Sign Language important for Indian society? Society has a responsibility towards the welfare of all the people in it. Towards this end, it is imperative that those who are in positions of authority and the hearing populace are concerned about meeting the needs of the Deaf community. Just like public information and signboards are written in all languages to make it accessible to people of all linguistic backgrounds, there has to be provision of special services to enable the Deaf community to understand these public messages too.