Punjabi University comes out with app for hearing impaired
Patiala, September 23
Punjabi University today launched a mobile application named All in Indian Sign Language (AISL) for hearing impaired people prepared by the university’s teaching officials.
University Vice-Chancellor Professor Arvind launched the application on the eve of the International Day of Sign Languages. The application has been developed by Dr Williamjeet Singh, Amandeep Singh and Aditi Sharma of the computer science and engineering department of the varsity.
Williamjeet Singh said the application had been developed with an aim to provide easy access to education and training of hearing impaired people. The creative interface of the application allows the users to map three spoken languages — English, Hindi and Punjabi with Indian Sign Language.
He said: “The application is one of its kind where learning and testing can be done at a common platform with an innovative content delivery system. A provision for quiz is also included for the evaluation of the learned concepts”, and added that the application would benefit the people to learn Indian Sign Language in an effective way. — TNS