Innosign, an organization supporting young deaf and hard of hearing people and sign language users in Slovakia, recently participated in the final transnational meeting of the ART&SIGNS project in Perugia, Italy, which took place on December 11-12, 2023.

Marek Kanaš, as the director of Innosign and coordinator of the ART&SIGNS project, attended the two-day in-person meeting organized by the Italian partner organization TUCEP. Diana Majerčáková, project worker at Innosign, joined part of the meeting remotely via Zoom.

Among the main points on the agenda was reviewing the final versions of the project’s key outputs – curricula, e-learning platform, and video dictionaries. The partners also discussed piloting of the training materials and prepared for the upcoming multiplication event and final dissemination activities. Administrative and financial matters were reviewed as the project enters its final months.

Marek and Diana thanked the partner organizations for the cooperation during the two-year duration of the project. The working group diligently worked on developing innovative resources to make art, culture and museums more accessible to the deaf audience across Europe.

With just over two months remaining until the official project end date of January 31, 2024, there are still some tasks to complete to ensure the successful closure of the ART&SIGNS project. However, the groundwork has been laid for a lasting impact and sustainability of the project outputs beyond the funding period.

Innosign is proud to have played a key role in piloting this meaningful initiative to support inclusion and accessibility in the arts and culture sector in Slovakia. We look forward to continuing our efforts to create more inclusive cultural experiences for all.