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BBS Bhutan assisting the deaf

Many hard of hearing students are frustrated that they are unable to watch their lessons and news on television and say the interpreter on the screen is hardly visible. The Wangsel Institute of the Deaf and Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) have made a special arrangement and introduced a sign language programme last year which has become quite popular.

As the newsreader reads the news, a teacher from the institute interprets it in sign language simultaneously. It appears on the bottom right side of the TV screen.

Following the closure of their schools, their learning, like in other schools, has shifted to TV.