Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Firsts for Island Nation

Maldives has its very first teacher specialising in teaching deaf students through sign language. The island nation located off the coast of India has only offered classes for deaf children since 1985. Amaresh Gopalakrishnan not only will focus on teaching deaf children, he has created the first Maldivian sign language dictionary. The book documents 650 signs and include illustrations drawn by Gopalakrishnan's deaf father.