First in Pakistan: Sign language dictionary launched

Published: December 20, 2016

JS Academy for the Deaf is launching the first Islamiat dictionary in sign language – ‘Farang-e-Isharati Islami’. The dictionary has over 600 Islamic terms which took over three years to compile. The research for the dictionary was done by teachers of JS Academy for the Deaf with support from other deaf schools in Karachi. It is hoped this dictionary will enable the teachers of deaf students to use it as a reference tool and enhance their knowledge and vocabulary. The book unveiling was done by Mahvash Siddiqui, chairperson of the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation, who stated that it is our duty to ensure the existence of a more cohesive society. JS Academy for the Deaf is a project of the Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation. The school was adopted from the government of Sindh 12 years ago and has 180 deaf students from kindergarten to bachelors of art degree.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 20th, 2016.

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