Project Objectives

SignON aims to reduce the communication gap between the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities. We bring together the experience and know-how of deaf and hard of hearing communities with multidisciplinary academic and industry expertise. A team of experts from different backgrounds will develop the SignON communication service which will focus on the translation between sign and oral languages.
Our ultimate objectives are to improve daily face-to-face communication and facilitate the fair, unbiased and inclusive spread of information and digital content in European society.

SignON will develop a free, open-source service and framework for conversion between video, audio and text, translating between sign and spoken languages, delivered to the users via an easy-to-use mobile application.

We target Irish Sign Language (ISL), British Sign Language (BSL), Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT), Flemish Sign Language (VGT) and Spanish Sign Language (LSE), as well as the English, Irish, Dutch and Spanish spoken languages. With the machine learning capabilities of the SignON services we allow the framework to adapt not only to the user, new use-cases and languages, but also to generate data for future research.

The SignON mission is to increase inclusiveness through accessible, seamless to use, translation services powered by state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence.

About SignON

SignON is a user-centric and community-driven project that aims to facilitate the exchange of information among Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing individuals across Europe, targeting the Irish, British, Dutch, Flemish and Spanish sign as well as the English, Irish, Dutch and Spanish spoken languages.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 101017255.
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