SignON aims to reduce the gap between Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing communities through a user-centred and community-driven research and development approach. Potential end users are involved right from the start and our methodology is based on a constant exchange of information and ideas between this community and the technical experts.
We tightly collaborate with European deaf and hard of hearing communities to co-design and co-develop the SignON service and application, assess the quality and validate the acceptance.
Using this co-creation strategy we closely collaborate with European Deaf and hard of hearing communities to co-design and co-develop the SignON service and application; while continually assessing the quality and validating the acceptance of both.
The co-creation cycle focuses on ongoing engagement with volunteers from the Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing user communities, with these engagements taking the form of co-creation events, including workshops, round tables, (online surveys) and interviews. This engagement then informs the formation of user requirements which reflect the features that are desirable to these communities. These requirements are taken into account by the technical team when developing the SignON service and application. To complete the co-creation cycle, these user communities, in turn, regularly test the quality of the SignON service.
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.