SCERT’s New YouTube Channel For Deaf & Dumb Kids
The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) partnered with Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University. Professors from the university’s hearing impairment department created sign language content for elementary school textbooks. Visually and hearing-impaired pupils in government-run elementary schools would benefit significantly from the audiovisual content, complemented by sign language and subtitles.
Ajay Kumar Singh, joint director of SCERT, stated, “SCERT has launched a YouTube channel titled ‘Pragyaapti’ to assist deaf and dumb youngsters in their education.” Lesson material videos are being developed and made available on this channel. It is suitable for usage by children of all ages. “We are also supporting inclusive education, in which all of the students in the class may be educated at the same time using this e-content.” Its trial has started.”
“Work is underway to produce e-content for all disciplines for these youngsters,” said Mrutyunjaya Mishra, chairman of the Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University’s hearing impairment department. A start has been made, with curriculum for elementary courses (1–5) being created.”
Singh stated that several videos have been recorded and posted on ‘Pragyaapti.’ There is also a running bar in the film that may be read and comprehended. At the same time, even a typical youngster who watches the film will understand. “These instructional movies can also be shown in class.” As a result, there is no need for regular and deaf children to sit separately. Teachers were also asked for suggestions and feedback,” he stated.