The International Day of Sign Languages is celebrated on 23 September to raise awareness of the importance of sign language in the full realisation of the human rights of people who are deaf.
Two Horizon 2020 projects managed by HaDEA are developing platforms and mobile applications for deaf and hard-of-hearing people:
- EASIER is developing a translation platform that will enable users of European sign languages (SL) to communicate effectively with hearing individuals and create a more inclusive European society. It aims to improve the standards on sign language representation and resource creation, and to develop a fully understandable avatar with a fully operational prototype available by the end of 2023.
- SignON is elaborating a mobile application that will translate between different European sign and verbal languages. The project aims to assess the gaps in communication between researchers, industry, user communities, and deaf and hard-of-hearing communities. To date, SignON has developed working versions of the SignON App and Framework according to user requirements and expectations. It set up a repository for the codebase which will be openly accessible in 2024.
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Horizon 2020 was the EU’s multiannual funding programme between 2014 and 2020. H2020 provided Research and Innovation (R&I) funding for multi-national collaboration projects alongside individual researchers and SMEs via special funding instruments. Horizon 2020 was continued by the Horizon Europe Programme, which will run until 2027.
- Publication date
- 23 September 2023
- European Health and Digital Executive Agency
- Programme Sector
- Horizon Europe Cluster 4: Digital
- Digital technologyDigital transformationEUFunded