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January 01, 2021 - December 31, 2023

Bridging the communication gap between deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people through an accessible translation service.

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Partners: Dublin City University, Tilburg University, DCU, Fincons Group, Instituut voor de Nederlandse taal, The University of the Basque Country, MAC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Technological University Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Universiteit Gent, VGTC (Vlaams Gebarentaal Centrum), University College Dublin, Radboud Universiteit, Taal:unie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), EUD (European Union of the Deaf),

SignON aims to reduce the communication gap between deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities. To this end, we bring together the experience and knowledge of deaf and hard-of-hearing people with multidisciplinary academic and industry expertise. A team of experts from different backgrounds will develop a SignON communication service focusing on translation between sign languages and oral languages. In this way, the innovation project aims to improve everyday personal communication and help disseminate fair, unbiased and inclusive information within Europe. 

SignON will develop a free, open-source service and framework for video, audio and text conversion, and translation between sign languages and spoken languages. An accessible mobile application will then allow users to use it.

SignON has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 101017255.