SWING presented at the Erasmus+ Infoday in Rome

SWING presented at the Erasmus+ Infoday in Rome

An incredible visibility for SWING project!

The Italian Erasmus+ national agecy INAPP (Istituto Nazionale per l’Analisi delle Politiche Pubbliche) has invited FEDERSID, the coordinator and applicant of the project, to present the project at the Infoday for the project management and invite to submit new proposal for 2019. This event took place in Rome on 7th of November.
During this event, Laura Granvillano, coordinator of the project, has showed the aims, the activities carried out and the future goals related with SWING project to an audience composed by more than 100 people, among VET teachers, trainers and project managers.

If you are interested to the contents about this infoday please check this link (all the contents are in italian).

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II Transnational Meeting in Budapest

II Transnational Meeting in Budapest

The 2nd transnational Meeting of Swing project took place in Budapest on 18th and 19th of July 2018. All the partner organizations took part of this amazing moment in which they could discuss about the activities carried out in these first 9 months of the Project.

Federsid, CETEM, CEIPES and ILI partners has been hosted by Munka-Kor association, which arranged the meeting in the beautiful capital of Hungary.

Partners has discussed about the list of words that will compose the final video-dictionary and it was possible to see already how this final output will be.

The presence of a Hungarian Sign Language translator has allowed people with hearing impairment to attend the meeting.
An hard work is waiting for our partners that are going to meet again in Yecla (Spain) on April 2019.

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More than 40 enterprises observed!!

More than 40 enterprises observed!!

A great result of SWING project team. More than 40 enterprises have been observed for collecting the 150 words necessary to the development of the Video-dictionary in Sign Language.
The enterprises belong to 3 main work environment, related to:

  • Tourism
  • Forniture
  • Cooking

Hotels, tour operators, forniture designer enterprises and restaurants employers have been observed among Hungary, Italy, Germany and Spain to collect the necessary words, thanks to the work of our 5 organization partners.

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About the Project

AIMS AND TARGET

SWING (Signs for Work INclusion Gain), it’s a project supported by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ program (Key Action 2, Strategic partnership for the innovation and the exchange of best practices) in field of VET (Vocational Education and Training).

The project aims to support hearing-impaired people at the workplace by developing a Sign Language Dictionary on Technical Terms for jobs in the field of furniture, cooking and tourism. An application will be developed containing the dictionaries with short videos for each technical term. After extensive field trials on site, the corresponding dictionaries will be developed with the most common technical terms in this professional field. They will be accessible by PC but also by mobile devices for on-demand usage “on the job” in the daily working environments by managers and colleagues as a communication tool with people with hearing impairment. Furthermore, it will be possible for hearing managers and colleagues to pro-actively learn the technical terms in Sign Language. It is expected that these signs will gradually be incorporated into the learners’ communication and the use of this tool will decrease when their objective is accomplished.

 

CONSORTIUM

Swing brings together 5 partners from 4 different countries: Italy, Spain, Germany and Hungary with complementary skills and with necessary background.

The coordinator is FEDERSID, Italian Social Federation for the disability which have the objective to promote, support and implement measures to counter the social problems and assist people with some disadvantages. In addition to coordinator, the partnership is formed by:

1- University of Erlangen with their Innovation in Learning Institute (ILI) who develops and adapts flexible and mobile learning systems for optimizing learning process.

2-CETEM, which is a research center in furniture who has made several projects related with the improvement of employability of people with disability.

3- Munka-kor Alapitvany for the hearing-impaired people (Hungary): who are get used to prepare people with hearing impairment for work environment and they are experts in sign language.

4- CEIPES, International Centre for the Promotion of Education and Development, who is present in 8 European countries and experts in training.

 

GOALS:

In order to be clearer about the project, in the over mentioned 3 sectors, the project will be focused in achieve three important results:

– Directory with words, expressions, actions that it has to be necessary for a suitable communication with people with hearing impairments. In this case, it will be 150 words/expressions in each sector that it will be collected n real work environments

– Video-dictionary of selected words, expression, actions in different sign languages with videos. It will be created a platform where it can be consulted different conections between languages, 5 spoken languages: English, Italian, Spanish, German and Hungarian and 4 sign languages: Italian Sign Language (LIS), Spanish Sign Language (LSE), German Sign Language (DGS) and Hungarian Sign Language. Apart of the word, it will be available explanations in sign language and other important information

– Creation of a sign language training mobile application for work environments. This app will be used directly in work environment to learn sign language and communicate with people with hearing impairment. Pilot is included to improve the application

This results will be achieved in 30 months. This results will be open access and the partners will ensure that free access for the public to the whole material with the publication in different open platforms but with the sustainability of this information in the own project website

SWING KICK OFF MEETING IN PALERMO

SWING KICK OFF MEETING IN PALERMO

Tuesday and Wednesday, 28th and 29th December, Ceipes and Federsid organized the Kick off Meeting that launched the beginning of a new exciting Erasmus Plus project, KA2, Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Best Practices. “Swing” (this is the name of the project, standing for Signs for Work Inclusion Gain) aims to create a sign dictionary in the field of vocational training for people with hearing impairment.  The wider objective of the project is to facilitate the integration of people with hearing problems, to improve the communication in the work-place and suppressing communication barriers. The Consortium is made up, beyond Ceipes and Federsid (as coordinator) by Cetem association (Spain); the Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen Nuernberg (Germany) and the Fondation Munka-Kör Alapítvány (Hungary). Each partner will focus on a specific professional field (including tourism; cooking and carpentry) and therefore they will develop the dictionaries of the specific terms in each sector.

Beyond representing the first meeting of the Consortium, the meeting allowed to get through the steps and passages of the project, the assignment of the tasks and intellectual outputs and schedule of the next deadlines. Moreover, at the end of the morning and afternoon sessions, some visits have been organized to local stakeholders (such as the National Association of Deaf People; the Vocational School “P.Piazza” and the “Social Tailoring Shop”) working for the social and professional integration of people with special needs.

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