Scholars of Punjabi University, Patiala, develop language software for specially abled

Scholars of Punjabi University, Patiala, develop language software for specially abled

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Tribune News Service

Bathinda, December 13

Learning English will now be easier for people with speech and hearing impairment as a group of scholars of Punjabi University, Patiala, has developed a software that will translate English text into video interactive animation in Indian Sign Language (ISL).

Talking to The Tribune, Deepali Goyal, a PHD scholar in computer science at the research centre for technology development for specially abled persons, Department of Computer Science, Punjabi University, who developed the software with other scholars, said: “Our team has worked day and night to introduce this software that will help the deaf and dumb learn English through animated videos in Indian sign language. Learners can simply insert the text in English in the software and click on a button to watch animated interactive videos explaining the meaning in sign language.”

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