Sign Languages (SLs) are the main means of communication for deaf people. The access to SL is essential for the fulfillment of basic Human Rights, however there is a shortage of interpreters, which undermines these rights and often endangers the lives of the deaf, especially in cases of emergency or serious health incidents.
HealthSign proposes to develop an application for the automated interpretation of the Greek Sign Language (GSL) over internet with focus on the health services, which are the most common
reason to seek for an interpreter. The high demand for interpreters is often not met or requires long waiting. Furthermore, the availability of interpreters facilitates the integration of the deaf community.
BioAssist, through its participation in the HealthSign programme, will appropriately adapt the online user support platform it has developed.