In Austria to plan the final steps of the project!

In Austria to plan the final steps of the project!

The 4th Transnational Meeting of Swing 2.0 Project was held on 1 and 2 December 2022 in Klagenfurt, Austria. This meeting, hosted by Klagenfurt University, allowed the consortium to plan next steps and final actions of the project.

The main goal of SWING 2.0 is support, with innovative and free tools, the acquisition of sign language in different work sectors – specifically tour guides, health staff, civil servant, waiters and salespeople – in which its use could support the work inclusion of people with hearing problems.

After the effective conclusion of IO1 “Final reports with most useful words to facilitate the communication with people with hearing problems in different important situations / job positions” the SWING 2.0 Consortium is about to complete and finalise IO2 “Video – dictionaries and other features of selected words in 5 sign languages ​​and 4 spoken languages ​​”.

The Swing 2.0 consortium is recording 5000 videos in 5 sign languages (IS, LIS, LSE, DGS and ÖGS) in the 4 partner countries – Italy, Spain, Germany and Austria – with the support of experienced sign language experts.

​These contents will make up the SWING 2.0 video dictionaries as well the learning system surrounding them.

During the two days of meeting was also presented the IO3 “Innovative training course with practical activities to learn 5 sign languages in 5 work environments”.

Indeed, the innovative structure of the SWING 2.0 mobile app and the simulations of situations in real working environments that will be developed by the partners in the coming months were defined by Swing 2.0 partners.

This Transnational Project Meeting has strengthened the already solid cooperation between the partners. SWING 2.0 will end in May 2023 with the final conference to be held in Rome, hosted by ISSR, the place where the Italian sign language was born.

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Final reports with most useful words to facilitate the communication with people with hearing problems

Final reports with most useful words to facilitate the communication with people with hearing problems

SWING 2.0 is the direct follow-up to its successful predecessor project SWING. With the help of innovative, self-developed and free digital tools, SWING 2.0 aims to facilitate the acquisition and use of sign language in various service sectors.

A core element of SWING 2.0 is the research in 5 different service sectors – Tour GuidesHealth StaffCivil ServantWaiters and Sales People – and the investigation of the usual communication situations and communication contents involved.

The Swing 2.0 project consortium is pleased to announce the completion of IO1 “Final reports with most useful words to facilitate the communication with people with hearing problems in different important situations / job positions”. Specifically, the partners of Swing 2.0 have developed 5 different research reports, which summaries the field research cycle carried out and a final document with the 100 selected words in each work sector. The individual research steps – observations in real environment, simulation, interviews, and round table – their results and the conclusions drawn from them are the contents of these five reports.

Please click here to download the five reports.

The aim of the research study is to identify a relevant word list for five different work sectors. This project has resources for the implementation of the most important 100 words for sector and their meanings in multi-lingual sign language videos.

The following took part in the research cycle in the various partner countries: professionals, sign language translators and deaf persons, for whom the development of sign language dictionaries is specifically beneficial.

Above all, the sign language learning materials to be developed in SWING 2.0 are intended to raise awareness for deaf people and their languages, to introduce the sign language vocabulary in different work sectors and, and to stimulate curiosity for a more in-depth engagement with sign language in the context of sign language courses.

In addition to these advantages at the level of the learners, all results and strategies can be picked up, used and shared free of charge by all interested groups of people and organisations.

With this in mind, we are pleased to provide you with these five-report information about our first research steps in the SWING 2.0 project.

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The Partners of SWING 2.0 met in Fürth

The Partners of SWING 2.0 met in Fürth

The third Transnational Meeting of Swing 2.0 Project was held on 17-18 May 2022 in Fürth – Nuremberg.

This meeting, hosted by ILI-FAU, allowed the consortium to meet for the first time in presence.

The main aim of SWING 2.0 is facilitate, with innovative and free tools, the acquisition of basic sign language in different work environments where its use could enhance the integration of deaf community at different levels.

Currently the consortium is about to finish IO1 “Final reports with most useful words to facilitate the communication with people with hearing problems in different important situations / job positions” and has just started developing IO2 “Video – dictionaries and other features of selected words in 5 sign languages ​​and 4 spoken languages ​​”.

During the two days of meeting, the Partners of the Swing 2.0 project discussed the development of 5 reports and 100 selected words. For each sector – tour guides, health staff, civil servant and salespeople – the words that will make up the video dictionary in five sign languages ​​have been finally identified.

This great result was achieved through a complex field research process – carried out in Italy, Spain, Germany and Austria – which included: observations in the real environment; interviews with different target groups; round tables and simulations. All these activities were actively attended by sign language interpreters, deaf or hearing-impaired people and professionals from several sectors.

Now the Consortium is finally ready to start recording in different sign languages 5000 videos, ​​these contents will make up the SWING 2.0 dictionaries and the learning system surrounding them.

This Transnational Project Meeting was an important occasion of sharing and discussion that strengthened the already solid cooperation between the partners.

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SWING PRESENTED ON ERASMUS DAYS 2020!

SWING PRESENTED ON ERASMUS DAYS 2020!

On 15th October 20 the consortium of partners participated in the Erasmus days, an initiative that involves all of Europe in 3 days of events and activities in which the Erasmus Programme is presented!

The 2019 edition saw the organization of 3995 events in 51 different countries.

This year SWING consortium decided to participate thanks the realization of a podcast in which the Italian partner CEIPES focused on a very important topic: the role of technology in today’s teaching and the acquisition of basic and professionalizing digital skills within different target groups.

SWING: Signs for Work INclusion Gain Disorders (Project number 2017-1-IT01-KA202-006157) is a project aimed to create is born with the aim of supporting deaf people in the workplace through the development of a video-dictionary in 4 different Signs Languages with work technical terms in the fields of culinary, furniture and tourism.

Projects team is composed by 5 partners – organization with different profiles from 4 different European countries: Italy, Spain, Germany and Hungary. The partners have a background both in the deaf, Special Educational Needs and technological fields.

During the podcast there was an excursus on the role of technology with regards to the emergency situation in which we are living, on the data security and what the EC is doing through the digital agenda in terms of data and people protection, up to the use of new technologies such as KET and 4.0 manufacturing technologies, such as Additive manufacturing, in specific sectors but above all in the didactic field and with groups of disadvantaged students.

A special thanks goes to ANG radio – Youth is in the air volunteers who made the event possible.

To listen the podcast in Italian languages please click on the following link: https://soundcloud.com/user-975488990/erasmus-days

The great success of the Final Multiplier Event of the project in Italy, Spain, Germany and Hungary

The great success of the Final Multiplier Event of the project in Italy, Spain, Germany and Hungary

At the end of 32 months of work, the SWING – Signs for Work INclusion Gain (2017-1-IT01-KA202-006157) project, funded under the Erasmus+ KA2 programme, innovation and exchange of good practices in the field of VET, reach its conclusion.

The project ends by presenting and disseminating its final results, the fruit of an intense research and cooperation. The aim of the project was the creation of a video dictionary in four different sign languages (Italian, German, Spanish and Hungarian) with 150 words in three different work field: furniture, kitchen and tourism.

Each partner organized a Multiplier Event in his own country. In order to disseminate and present all the project’s final results.

The German SWING multiplier event took place on 4 March 2020 as part of an OER bar camp organised by ILI and EPALE Germany and funded by the German National Agency (BiBB).

SWING was presented both at its own stand as part of a project market and in a separate session. The project was very well received. The highly interested audience consisted of 20 stakeholders mainly from the education sector. The project received a very positive feedback. Praise was given for the scientific approach to determine the most relevant words for the target groups in each professional field, as well as for the excellent video dictionaries and the training apps. So much positive feedback motivates to continue the project in the future!

The results were presented in Italy on June 26, 2020, during an event organized by FEDERSID, with the collaboration of CEIPES.

The event was aimed at deaf and hard of hearing workers, managers, trainers or students of professional training in the tourism, furniture and culinary sector, the three areas of the sign language video dictionary.
The entire event was interpreted by the LIS (Italian Sign Language) interpreter Antonio Ingrassia, who collaborated with FEDERSID and CEIPES throughout the duration of the project for the recording of the videos that make up the structure of the video dictionary.

The event was moderated by Fulvio Grassadonio from CEIPES.

On June 29, 2020, Munka-Kör Alapítván presented the final results of the SWING Project, the web platform containing the video dictionary and the mobile applications based on it on an unusual event. According to the common opinion of twenty-one participants: hearing impaired and hearing people, students, teachers, employees and employers, we presented useful products supported by the Zoom software.
In the presentation we presented the project, the German, Italian and Spanish partner organizations, the presenter who is hearing impaired, we talked how the list of words and phrases that are the basis of the application has been prepared, the experience and new knowledge gained during the interviews. We then showed a few clips from the moments of making the video dictionary.

On the 30th of June 2020, the Spanish partner CETEM organised its Multiplier Event. This local event was planned to be conducted in CETEM´s headquarters in Yecla (Spain) but the local, national and European recommendations about the community events for large groups of people during the COVID-19 pandemic have caused that Spanish Event has been changed for an online event to reduce the risk of disease transmission.

In spite of that, Multiplier Event was a full success, because CETEM has an important presence in different sectors and for that they have important contacts with different stakeholders, due of this, it was invited policy makers, employers, VET teachers, current and future students and current professionals. Most of them were present at the seminar, in total it could be considered the permanent presence of 43 participants during the whole seminar (with moments of more than 50 viewers), some of them were furniture/tourism/culinary professionals with hearing problems, for that, the entire multiplier event was interpreted to Spanish Sign language (LSE) by Lidia Rubio Rodriguez who has been involved in the recording of the Spanish sign language videos and in the initial interviews with people with hearing problems.

Among the stimulating reflections proposed by the event’s guests, it is important to refer to a concept that is strictly connected to the main aim of the SWING project, that is the possibility of creating a network using tools that are truly useful and interconnected with the territory.
This is the case of SWING, with its video dictionary, want to give to anyone the possibility to use it as an easy, useful and immediate tool.

We felt that the feedback from the participants was more than enthusiastic and it is therefore an opportunity for the partnership to have feedback again on the results of the project and on these products, which we hope could be a turning point in the world of work and professional training.
Anyone can use the platform for free and download the application on their mobile devices.

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