20 Feb 2024, 20:24

UNDP launches "Sign Language E-Dictionary" on International Mother Language Day

DHAKA, Feb 20, 2024 (BSS) - On the occasion of International Mother Language
Day 2024, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) introduces an
innovative "Sign Language E-Dictionary," designed to empower individuals to
learn sign language and communicate effectively with those who have hearing
and speech impairments.
The e-dictionary, offering a comprehensive glossary of sign language, can be
accessed directly on and downloaded from the
Google Play Store, a UNDP press release said.
This initiative underscores UNDP's ongoing commitment to promoting diversity,
equity, and accessibility in all facets.
Stefan Liller, the Resident Representative of UNDP Bangladesh, expressed his
enthusiasm for the launch of the Sign Language E-Dictionary. "In a bid to
foster communication and understanding for those with hearing and speech
impairments, UNDP Bangladesh unveils a remarkable Sign Language Learning
Dictionary," he stated.
He continued, "This innovative initiative not only aligns with the spirit of
International Mother Language Day but also reflects our ongoing efforts to
promote diversity, equity, and accessibility in all aspects of our work. The
Sign Language E-Dictionary is a powerful tool that allows normal individuals
to learn and contribute to building a more inclusive and understanding
UNDP encourages individuals, communities, and organizations to explore and
utilize the Sign Language E-Dictionary, fostering a culture of inclusivity
and breaking down barriers to communication.



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