Learning partnership for sign language education

Project period: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 to Thursday, July 31, 2008

The SIGN Learning partnership would improve the present sign language and deaf education/training system in Europe. The project partners will form a common platform for discussion and exchange of information on present and new methods of sign language training and educating deaf adults. The platform targets at sign language interpreters and people with hearing difficulties. Specific goals are the following:

  • Conduct an intensive research and assess the current schemes to train sign language interpreters, comparing the training of foreign language interpreters and to the training of sign language interpreters, examine the barriers of training opportunities of deaf people and sign language interpreters and the vocational training provisions
  • Develop a new training method for sign language interpreter?s training together with a curriculum ready for accreditation
  • Create an information portal that will enable to exchange information between all stakeholders, and provide a basis for future e-mentoring and e-learning solutions
  • Collect and spread the best practices available in Europe
  • Assist the communication between the deaf and people at public administration (local governments, ministries, etc) so that deaf people would be able to arrange their official affairs without any problem