DG JUSTICE of the European Commission (EC) has awarded a twelve-month pilot project grant to a consortium led by the European Union of the Deaf (EUD) for improving the communication between deaf and hard of hearing persons and the EU institutions.
The project, called INSIGN, is carried out jointly by the European Union of the Deaf, Designit, IVéS, SignVideo, Heriot-Watt University and the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters.
The project INSIGN has been designed to empower deaf and hard of hearing (HoH) persons to communicate with their political representatives and public administrations, eliminating the communication barriers that currently exist at EU level. To achieve such an ambitious objective, the project will take into account national sign languages and also captioning (real-time text communication), as these are the main communication tools for deaf and hard of hearing citizens.
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