Gebärdenspracheprojekt JOS

The overall aim of the project Job Open with Sign Language is to improve access to highly-qualified technical education and training programmes for deaf people. So far, they have been extensively excluded due to a lack of training measures designed according to the principles of special needs pedagogy and translated into sign language. The resulting general aim of the project is the development of a holistic-oriented, modular education and training programme in sign language that is comparable on a European level for the profession of a mechatronics engineer. It is to be adjusted to the needs of the target group and includes all relevant decision-makers and conditions for a sustainable effect.

It is particularly the CAD (Computer Aided Design) part of the mechatronics engineer training that is, at the moment, not at all accessible for deaf people. Therefore, the CAD training as part of the profession of a mechatronics engineer is a special focus of demand in this project. It will be the first time in Europe that deaf people will get the possibility to pass the standardised ‘ECDL CAD’ certificate.

EU Partner: Berufsförderungsinstitut Steiermark, FH JOANNEUM, MIA, European Union of the Deaf (EUD), Ceskomoravska jednota neslysicich Czech-Moravian Unity of the Deaf-CMUD, Confederación de Empresarios de Aragón (CREA), Fondazione ASPHI onlus, Anastasis soc. Coop. a r.l., Siauliai labour market training and counselling office

The JOS SignTeach DVD and CMS System was developed at the FH JOANNEUM, Information Management, Digital Media Technologies department.

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