Bills to support tribal and sign languages

THIRUVANATHAPURAM: Two bills for the welfare of marginalized and hearing impaired people came up in the state assembly last week.

The Kerala sign board study act bill, 2014 proposed to make sign language as part of the school curriculum, so that it makes the lives of lakhs of differently-abled people better.

The private bill mooted by Congress MLA Benny Behanan said that there were thousands of students who were finding it difficult to follow the mainstream curriculum and it was high time that the government introduced sign language as second language like Hindi, French or Sanskrit.

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