Change Makers

Atiya Hajee | Listen and speak deaf to enable

Care about the deaf? How does the deaf communicate? Of course, the answer is simple – Sign Language. Do they have a social circle? And how do they build a communication channel with the hearing? Well, that’s a little difficult to answer. Someone realised the need to provide an improvement in the sign language skills as she saw herself and her peers struggling with the same to bridge the gap of communication with the Indian deaf community. Let’s meet Atiya Hajee from Pune who has spent her professional life in empowering the deaf and helping the interpreter community to enhance their sign skills in the Indian context. Her initiative called Indian Sign Language Interpreters Association – ISLIA is helping many interpreters a commonplace to upgrade their skills for effective transfer of inform...