IIT KGP innovates technologies for children with special needs

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IIT Kharagpur develops technological aids for pedagogical requirements of children with special needs


Researchers at IIT Kharagpur have developed a whole new range of technological tools to empower children with special needs and meet their educational requirements. These tools which have been tested successfully in Indian conditions and specifically made for Indian children with such needs were displayed on October 22, 2016 at the Kolkata Extension Center of IIT Kharagpur by IIT researchers and Society for Natural Language Technology Research (SNLTR) Kolkata, to whom some of the technologies have been transferred for wider deployment. IIT Kharagpur has started a Teaching-Learning Center in the project mode, with support from the Ministry of Human Resources Development. “One of the objectives of this program is to develop new pedagogical tools and systems for the learning process of the differently-abled children. A review of th