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.

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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;

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  • Video-dictionaries and other features of selected words in 5 sign languages and 4 spoken languages;

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  • Innovative training course with practical activities to learn 5 sign languages (IS, LIS, LSE, DGS and ÖGS) in 5 work environments.

News

Directories with words: reports published!

Directories with words: reports published!

SWING project consortium is glad to inform you all that the 3 reports of the Intellectual Output 1: "Directory with words, expressions, actions that it has to be necessary for a suitable communication with people with hearing impairments in 3 different work...

III° Transnational Meeting in Yecla (Spain)

III° Transnational Meeting in Yecla (Spain)

SWING project is going very well! On 10th and 11th April 2019 it took place in Yecla, in the headquarter of the Spanish partner, CETEM, the 3rd Transnational Meeting. All the partners have been involved in the checking of the work done so far and in the scheduling of...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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