Other shortlisted practices 2014

An online sign-language-dictionary

This online tool is low-threshold, easy and everywhere retrievable. It is a support for the communication of hearing people with deaf people.

About the practice at a glance
Name of Innovative Practice:Online-Wörterbuch für Gebärdensprache
Organisation:Hallatlan Stiftung
Country
of origin
Hungary
Beneficiaries targeted Persons with hearing impairments
Approach/ model/ solution:An online Dictionary for the Hungarian, Austrian, German and Spanish sign languages

FACTS & FIGURES

      • Prices
        • Europäisches Sprachensiegel 2006
        • Niveaupreis des Ungarischen Inhaltsindustrieverbandes 2009
        • Best website in the year 2009
        • World Summit Award
        • e-content+creativity 2011
        • SozialMarie 2011
  • The number of the user of the inline dictionry increased since 2012 up to 8472
  • The number of the registered user of the website (possible since 2006) is 5909 and increases every day with 3 new ones.
  • The project runs since 2005

PROBLEMS TARGETED

Although the sign language is already an official language it is not very spread in the world of people, who normally hear. So there is the need of an implement for this communication.

PROJECT

The Difference to other online dictionaries is, that this website also has other offers too. There are for example quizzes, crosswords, news and so on. Moreover there is the service of a video – sing language interpreter, which is always retrievable during the week and round the clock for emergencies.

CURRENT SITUATION & OUTLOOK

The vocabulary expands all the time again and again.

Furthermore more and more languages should be participated. At the moment cooperation with Bulgaria and Egypt is going on.

CONTACT

Pal Bartos
Hungary
bartospal@hallatlan.hu
www.hallatlan.hu

nominated by: Nora Somlyody, Unruhe Privatstiftung