In spite of having over 800 Deaf schools, several children from low Socio-Economic Zones (SEZs) fall through the cracks as they drop out of local mainstream schools which are not equipped to meet the needs of children with special needs.
India’s Deaf population is estimated to be about 14 million. However, there are less than 300 interpreters who have completed the 10-month ISL interpreter training program.
There are over 800 Deaf schools in India. However, less than 10 of these educational institutions provide bilingual education for Deaf children.