Eldy NGO developed Signs2English, an interactive on-line course designed to help international deaf sign language users learn to read and write English.
The course is aimed to give the fundamentals of written English to the international sign language users – with little or no knowledge of English – and to British Deaf people who want to improve their ability to read and write in English.
The initiative was developed by Eldy NGO in cooperation with Walsall Deaf Peoples Centre which is an independent charity providing community, social and sporting activities for deaf sign language users and UCLAN (Universitiy of Central Lancashire) which is centre of excellence for British Sign Language and Deaf Studies.
Thanks to the materials and to the tested methodology composed by a mix of grammar, videos tutorials using sign language, exercises and interactive tests, users can learn basic competences from greetings, describing people and places, writing emails and completing forms.
The course, which allows Deaf people a wider participation in our society, will be available soon on this website: http://www.signs2english.co.uk