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Training in Heraklion

 

InSign staff training in Heraklion, Greece

(April 2022) The staff training sessions in Heraklion, Greece have been successfully completed in a a face-to-face format. In these sessions, the Hellenic Mediterranean University staff, students and stakeholders were trained on the generation of the translation models and the setup and usage of the VirtualSign Translator to extend sign vocabularies.

 
   
Training in Siegen

 

InSign staff training in Siegen, Germany

(April 2022) The staff training sessions in Siegen, Germany have been successfully completed in a blended format. In these sessions, the University of Siegen staff, students and stakeholders were trained on the generation of the translation models and the setup and usage of the VirtualSign Translator to extend sign vocabularies.

 
   
Meeting in Maribor

 

InSign Project Meeting in Maribor, Slovenia

(March 2022) In two days meeting, the InSign partners met in Maribor, Slovenia to discuss the current standing of the project activities, deliverables and to debate any faced difficulties. The main focus of the meeting was the review and adaption of the International Sign course, vocabulary list, and Moodle course structure and design.

 
   
Training in Maribor

 

InSign staff training in Maribor, Slovenia

(March 2022) The staff training sessions in Maribor, Slovenia have been successfully completed in a face-to-face format. In these sessions, the participants were trained on the generation of the translation models and the setup and usage of the VirtualSign Translator to extend sign vocabularies.

 
   
Project meeting in Cyprus

InSign Project Meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus

(November 2021) In two days meeting, the InSign partners met in Nicosia, Cyprus to discuss the current standing of the project activities, deliverables and to debate any faced difficulties.  The face-to-face meeting comes after a series of virtual meetings due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the consequent measures taken at the national and European levels.

 

   
InSign Training Activity in Cyprus

InSign staff training in Nicosia, Cyprus

(November 2021) The staff training sessions in Nicosia, Cyprus have been successfully completed in a blended format. In these sessions, the EACG staff, Cyprus Sign Interpreter, and deaf people were trained on the generation of the translation models and the setup and usage of the VirtualSign Translator to extend sign vocabularies.

 

   
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International Sign Everywhere: Towards Internationalisation of Education and International Mobility of Deaf Students

(November 2021) (English) In the ERACON 2021 conference, the InSign partners presented a compartive analysis of the survey made in the partners' countries aiming to inform the research community about the common challenges and perception of the communication abilities of deaf people.

 

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InSign ISeverywhere

2nd Newsletter: Communication Challenges (INTELLECTUAL OUTPUT 1)

(July 2021) (English) The newsletter raises awareness to International Sign as lingua franca to facilitate the communication and interaction among deaf and non-deaf. Further, it sheds the light on the main findings of the online survey conducted in the context of the project.

 

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InSign ISeverywhere

1st Newsletter: Advancing inclusive education through International Sign

(June 2021) (English) The newsletter presents the InSign project objectives and the achieved goals during the first 15 months of the project.

 

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ELMEPA PROGRAM: Better access to education for people with deafness problems!

(December 2020) (Greek) An article about the InSign project in Patris newspaper. Professor George Papadourakis analyzes the project's objectives and goals.

 

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Benefitting the EDUCATION sector

(December 2020) (English) An article about the InSign project in Khaleej Times. Professor Gregory A. Makrides presents the project as one of the European Union-funded projects that are developing innovative outputs and results in education.

 

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Strategische Partnerschaft <<Advancing inclusive education through International Sign>>

(June 2020) (German) An article about the InSign project is in ''DAAD Euroletter | 69''. The 69 Euroletter is dedicated to the topic of inclusion in an European context. Professor Hubert Roth presents the project's objectives and goals.

 

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The InSign project partners continue their work online and remain dedicated to the production of high-quality outputs:

  • An automatic translator from several European languages to International Sign being represented by a 3D avatar
  • A certified course on International Sign and a MOOC addressed to the deaf and non-deaf that want to learn a simple sign language
  • A book with ISBN published in five European languages describing the main aspects of IS as a globalized lingua franca