“Creative video for teaching, learning and communications for the European deaf communities.”
ViduSign is a 2 year European project that is exploring the creative use of video production for the young Deaf. It is investigating how video can support creative discovery and problem-based learning using a multiple communication approach. It is working transversally, across different countries, to help young Deaf people, aged 15 to 24, in their education and vocational preparation.
Video has been used for some time in relation to deafness. However, mostly as a static tool to enable and facilitate communication. Vidusign is using the synergies between video in education and Deaf communication to strengthen visual and literacy competences for the young Deaf as a key to a barrier-free Europe in education and the world of work.
What the project will develop
Vidusign has already produced six video models that inspire teachers and learners how to get involved in the creative use of video. The videos go from beginner to advanced level.
They take users from basic video production to intermediate and advanced examples. After designing and adjusting the concepts together with deaf youngsters across Europe, they have been translated into pedagogical materials that include printed and online materials, and video tutorials by teacher training institutes and associations. See the vidusign booklet and Tasks
How to get involved
The project has included specialist teachers of the Deaf to help pilot the practices that the project produces and give feedback on the effectiveness. You too can help the project as a partner, see more here.