Educational Signbank 2017

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DeafConnectEd is excited to announce a new Educational Signbank project.

After a successful pilot project in 2015 with automotive signs, the Victorian Government has awarded a small grant to research additional entries to Signbank, focusing on disciplines that are of high demand for deaf students in the VET sector.

Hospitality is the first of three subject areas we will target in this project, with the project continuing until mid-2018.

This excellent opportunity will benefit deaf students who study in VET, interpreters who work in these disciplines, as well as people interested in the Educational Signbank topics.  The project will bring together deaf subject matter experts as well as interpreters, and aims to develop a library of subject-specific signs for the Signbank website. A definition in Auslan will also be created for each concept.

It is important to note that the project will not create new signs, but aims to collect what is already in use by deaf people students and deaf professionals.

Existing Educational Signbank content can be found here. Similar links to Signbank will be added as hospitality content is developed. For further information please contact us on