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2nd Edition of ISL Dictionary’ for hearing impaired persons launched



2nd Edition of ISL Dictionary’ for hearing impaired persons launched: Details, Features, Highlights

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot on 27th February 2019 launched the ‘2nd Edition of Indian Sign Language (ISL) Dictionary’.

The dictionary has been prepared by the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre (ISLRTC) under the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

The 2nd edition of the ISL dictionary includes a total of 6000 words under the categories of academic, legal, medical, technical and everyday terms.

The first edition of the dictionary was launched on 23rd March 2018 with 3000 words. 

The ISL Dictionary videos contain the sign, the English term for the sign and pictures where relevant. 

A word list is also given with the English and Hindi equivalents of the signs.

The ISL Dictionary has been made with the involvement of the hearing impaired community, by giving due consideration to their suggestions and understanding.

The ISL Dictionary is also available on ISLRTC's YouTube channel. Around 1000 videos have been uploaded already and the rest are in the process of being uploaded on YouTube. 


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