SWING 2.0 – Signs for Work INclusion Gain

According World Health Organisation, over 5% of the world’s population – or 466 million people – has disabling hearing loss (432 million adults and 34 million children). One of the major barriers for Deaf people or with hearing loss is the lack of recognition, acceptance and use of sign language in all areas of life as well as lack of respect for Deaf people’s cultural and linguistic identity. This leads to marginalization of them in different aspects of life. In fact, there are a wide range of professionals who are interacting directly with deaf people, such as health workers, civil servants or others like salesmen, waiters or tour guides which could need a specific training in basic sign language tailored to their necessities to facilitate some services and full integration of deaf collective, even as workmates, increasing their job opportunities.

The intention of SWING 2.0 (Project Number: 2020-1-IT01-KA202-008446) is following the steps of the successful SWING project and facilitate, with innovative and free own developed tools, the acquisition and use of basic sign language in different work environments where its use could enhance the integration of deaf community at different levels. The project duration is 01/12/202031/05/2023.

The available outputs of this project will have impact and could be used mostly by VET teachers, Trainers or mentors to support people with hearing problems; hearing people working in clue job positions related with public administration, health sector, restaurant/bar, sell articles, travel/city tours; hearing-impaired and deaf people to acquire the vocabulary typical of certain services in important sectors; and researchers and developers in the field of disabilities to carry out themselves new sign language dictionaries for new areas.

Activities
To develop 5 Field study researches and reports about different professional sectors: civil servants, Health workers, waiters, salesman and tour guides; including a compilation of the 100 most typical terms in those professions; 5000 videos recorded in 5 sign languages;  to set a video-dictionary platform with integration of those 5000 videos, 1000 images and 2500 terms in fingerspelling; to develop new SWING 2.0 app; to develop training material based on simulation real environment in order to learn sign language imitating real situations.
Objectives
  • To fight the lack of recognition, acceptance and use of sign language in all areas of life as well as lack of respect for Deaf people’s cultural and linguistic identity;
  • to avoid the marginalization of them in different aspects of life;
  • To facilitate the acquisition and use of basic sign language in different work environments ;
  • To enhance the integration of deaf community at different levels.
Results
  • Final reports with most useful words to facilitate the communication with people with hearing problems in different important situations/job positions;
  • Video-dictionaries and other features of selected words in 5 sign languages and 4 spoken languages;
  • Innovative training course with practical activities to learn 5 sign languages (IS, LIS, LSE, DGS and ÖGS) in 5 work environments.

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