Summary of 1.3
The main objective of the SignTeach Online project was to support sign language teachers in teaching signed languages online. The project developed an "addendum" to the SignTeach website and to the learning materials that were previously created in an earlier project (www.signteach.eu). The target group was sign language teachers across Europe. For many of them, reading written English is a problem. The project therefore used International Sign for most of the information, the sign languages of the partners, and easy-to-read English.
The main objective of the SignTeach Online project was to support sign language teachers who had to teach online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions in 2021-2022. We did this by developing an ‘addendum’ to the SignTeach website and the learning materials that were the output of the first project.
The new homepage with access to the output of the original SignTeach project and of the SignTeach Online project:
The new project, SignTeach Online, used the same methods and strategies to develop similar resources for sign language teachers across Europe, but now specifically for teaching signed languages online.
The main target group of the project were sign language teachers across Europe. For most of them, a written language, especially a foreign written language, is not accessible.
As far as possible, International Sign is the main language on the website. When a national sign language is used in an interview or podcasts, partners added a summary in International Sign.
English texts are used as well; they are written in easy to read English. Foreign visitors can use Google translate to translate written text into their own or preferred written language.
For this report, partners translated summary of the chapters into International Sign, British Sign Language (BSL), Czech Sign Language (CZSL), German Sign Language (DGS), Icelandic Sign Language (ΊTM), Italian Sign Language (LIS) and Maltese Sign Language (LSM). In the online version of the report, the videos are part of the report. In the .pdf, pictures of the signers will link to the relevant video on YouTube.