European Commission, Erasmus+ (KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices / KA202 - Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training)
Thomas Lydell-Olsen, European Sign Language Centre, Sweden
Start date: 1 September 2018
End date: 31 August 2021
The Spread the Sign dictionary is a free access, online, multilingual dictionary of sign languages that already counts with the participation of teams of many European countries, but that has also spread abroad European frontiers, having reached all the continents.
In this project, we want to provide for vocational students of the 15 countries, the access to a visual version of the dictionary. We will introduce a more interactive environment with 360-degrees images with a hotspot on each object. These images would be seen on the website or in the mobile apps. The vocational pupils can use these 360 degree images in training contexts to develop broader linguist knowledge, to acquire more vocabulary on their field of education, and also to potentiate communicational, cognitive and relational skills.
Besides the 360 degree images, we will introduce about 2500 new words/signs (mostly focused on vocational settings) that will enrich the dictionary and will also contribute to expand the vocabulary of the vocational pupils. These words and signs will also be used on the 360 degree environments.
Common vocabulary will be also introduced as it is needed for the daily communication of these pupils with their teacher, friends and families.