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INSIGN PROJECT

Building an equal Europe

A PROJECT SPONSORED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

What is insign ?

"Building an equal Europe"
Insign is a pilot project looking at how to support European Institutions like the European Union, the European Commission, and the European Court of Human Rights to communicate with deaf and hard of hearing European citizens.

Using a web-based platform Insign can provide callers with a number of ways to contact each other. Callers can choose to make calls through a sign language interpreting service and/or captioning service, different language options are also available. Because of the Insign project many European Institutions can be accessed in an equal way for many deaf and hard of hearing European citizens.

The Insign project is led by the European Union for the Deaf (EUD). The EUD are guiding a consortium of six well established organisations from four European member states. Click on The Partners, here you can learn more about each of the organisations and their role in the project.

Based on the concept of Total Conversation, and with the high quality djanah technology, means deaf and hard of hearing people can enjoy making video or voice & real-time text calls in a language of their choice. Insign is empowering and promoting communication and building an equal Europe.



Do you want to know how the Insign platform works? It's very easy and intuitive.


Brussels, BE - The first demonstration of the Insign project has been presented at an event in the European Parliament hosted jointly by MEPs Ádám Kósa and Werner Kuhn.
A live demonstration was held with deaf sign language users and Hard of Hearing citizens, who were able to contact different MEPs with the innovative Insign communication platform.
Participants where given the option of calling via a sign language interpreter and/or real time captioning through the online accessible web-based service platform which is still at development phase.



Supporting communication between deaf and hard of hearing and their European Union Representatives

The Insign project is supported by a web-based platform that will provide different services:

SERVICE 1

Video Relay Service

VRS - User

The deaf or hard of hearing person connects to Insign and asks for the interpreting service.

VRS - Interpreter

The call is forwarded to an interpreter and they communicate in sign language through video conference.

VRS - MEP

The interpreter calls the EU representative and communication happens through a regular phone call.



SERVICE 2

Real-time Remote Captioning

RRC - User

The deaf or hard of hearing citizen connects to the Insign platform and starts a voice conversation with an EU representative.

RRC - MEP

The EU representative answers speaking through a regular phone call.

RRC - Interpreter

A captioner who listens to the EU representative respeaks his/her words, that are automatically converted into captions.



SERVICE 3

Video Remote Interpreting

VRI - User-MEP

The deaf or hard of hearing person is in the same room as the EU representative. The interpreter is connected through a video conference link from a remote location.

VRI - Interpreter

The interpreter watches and listen remotely and provides an interpreting service via the video link.



How will this platform become real?

Learn more about the project methodology, planning, partners & funding

MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT

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A summary of the Insign project in printable version. PDF, 130kB.
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