News and learning by sign-language

04 Quality Education10 Reduced inequalities
  • Original Title: Jelnyelvi híradó és tanulás
  • Year: 2011
  • Award: World Summit Award
  • Category: Inclusion & Empowerment
  • Producer: Pál Bartos
  • Organisation: Hallatlan Foundation
  • Country: Hungary
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The content and services of the Hallatlan Foundation website News and learning with sign language, aim to provide an effective learning tool popularizing the everyday use of Hungarian sign language. The innovative display of well categorized content is viewable through video loops, providing an opportunity to practice mimicry and gestures, a key factor for effective communication in sign language. The website structure makes for easy searches and area-focused language learning. The content of the website, including the interpretation of the signs, is currently available in Hungarian, English, German, and Spanish. The project is not only an online sign language dictionary, but also offers additional services such as a forum, chat room, online quizzes, news and crosswords, all together not only a useful source of information, but also a great community site. A CD-ROM series is available, focusing on different target groups, with content customized to each groups’ needs. News produced by MTV, Hungarian Television, the national public-service television channel, is translated into sign language and made available at this site weekly.