The course aims towards promoting inclusive practice of sign language, where every person can communicate through sign language with persons with deafblindness/MSI and multiple disabilities. The course will provide an intensive exposure to the trained educators, parents, caregivers and professionals who works or are communicating with persons with deafblindness and multiple disabilities. They can use sign language to communicate in situations and set-ups with persons with deafblindness; e.g. in early intervention programs, special schools, inclusive setups, home based programs, community based programs, pre vocational and vocational centres as a part of their mode of communication.
Understanding of sign language can give confidence to educators as well as persons with deafblindness to bridge the gap of communication between them and people around. It is a team of professionals and family of a person with deafblindness that work closely with person having deafblindness and multiple disabilities. Therefore, it is very much essential that every person in the team is aware of basic sign language. This will not only enhance their awareness, knowledge and understanding about deafblindness but will also provide the opportunity to person with deafblindness to express their thoughts, emotions and needs on own which in turn minimise isolation and frustrations. Along with that this course will also be open for everyone who wants to learn sign language.. Having the knowledge of sign language will bring a societal change and increase the exposure and safety for person with deafblindness and multiple disabilities.
The objective of this course is to prepare the learners to use sign language with persons with deafblindness and multiple disabilities in individual and/or group. On completion of the course, it is expected that:
Any persons who are interested in learning sigh language and have access to internet are eligible to undergo this training. However, first preference will be given to-
|Theory||1 hour||1 day||1 week||1 hour|
|Online Sessions (By Experts)||1 hours||2 days||13 weeks||26 hours|
|Practical||1 hour||3 days||12 week||36 hours|
|Assignments||1 hour||2 days||1 week||2 hours|
|Total Hours||65 hours|
Weekly two sessions of online lectures with the duration of one hour each on Monday and Thursday of every week during 11 am to 12 noon will be conducted
Sense India will be providing the entire learning materials related to the course on sign language. The materials will be uploaded prior to starting the course, which will be access through login credential provided by Sense India to the candidates. Sense India will be organising web-based sessions on sign language by experts in the field which is mainly applicable to most of the persons with deafblindness in India.
There will be a weekly one hour session on every Monday and Thursday at 11 am (IST) – A total of 26 online sessions on sign language will be conducted for each batch. However, the learners will be informed in advance in case of any change in the day or timing of the sessions.
Selected learners are expected to attend the web-based sessions through their login ID’s provided by the organisation. They should spend the required time on learning each unit followed by online tests. Candidates are expected to achieve the minimum required attendance i.e. 75 percent in each of the below mentioned areas, failing which they will not be receiving the web based course certificate on sign language.
The materials will be mainly based on American Sign Language and Talking Hands. Course materials will be available in English and Hindi languages on the Web. Ed. SL. The materials will be in the form of soft copies, pictures/videos.
Benefits of the Training
Since Rights of Persons with Disability Act 2016 has recognised deafblindness as a unique category under Multiple Disability, it has created an opportunity to learn three months certificate course on sign language for persons with deafblindness.
On successful completion of three months course, the students will develop a better understanding of sign language and will be able to use sign language efficiently with persons with deafblindness and multiple disabilities. Educators can use sign language in schools with children with disabilities (special schools/government and as well as private setup/ mainstream schools, or NGO’s working in the field of deafblindness. This course will be helpful for teachers working with Samagra Shiksha, NGOs and other institutions providing education to persons with deafblindness and multiple disabilities, therapists, volunteers etc.
Applicants can apply and upload relevant documents online through the Sense International India website at www.senseintindia.org
Applicants must apply for 1st Batch on or before notified date in notification. Admission will only be accepted on submission of the entire course coordination fee through any online or offline mode in the name of Sense International India. Incomplete forms shall be liable to be rejected.
For registration or any further inquiries, please write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or CONTACT US at : Trainings Coordinator, Sense International India, Administrative Block, Andhjan Mandal Campus, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380 015 Gujarat, India Phone: +91 79 26301282 I Deafblind Helpline: 1800 233 7913 ; Website: www.senseintindia.org Email id- email@example.com
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