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University of Klagenfurt
Centre for Sign language and Deaf Communication

 Contact data
StreetUniversitaetsstr. 65-67 
ZIP, City, Region 9020 - Klagenfurt (Carinthia) 
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 Contact person

Associate Professor Franz Dotter (Head)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 1-10  number of researches: 10

 Central aim of organisation
ZGH aims at improving the situation of deaf and hard of hearing people concerning education and job chances; ZGH researches sign language

 Briefly describe your organisation
ZGH has experiences in
1) sign language (OEGS = Austrian Sign Language ) teaching and research (OEGS courses, grammar, CD-ROM: Course I for beginners, www.sign-it.at: on-line dictionary, collaboration with the Austrian Deaf Association on Standardisation, Curriculum for the education of deaf sign language teachers).
ZGH offers a free database for sign languages: http://ledasila.uni-klu.ac.at
2) deaf user needs (EU-Workshops 1999, 2000, concept for an Austrian Relay Service, collaboration with technicians in constructing software: Lesson Manager, Lexical database, Course Editor)
3) deaf education concerning
3a) written language (projects SignOn! 2004-07, DEAL Deaf People in Europe Acquiring Languages Through E-Learning 2006-08, SignOnOne 2008-10)
3b) job and computer skills for the deaf (projects SMILE 1999-2000, Internet as a Potential Source of New Employment Possibilities for the Deaf 2000-03, DEAFVOC 2003-06, DEAFVOC 2 2008-10, OULEAS 2008-10)

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - E-Inclusion     
   - E-Learning     

 ICT keywords
consultancy for multimedia for deaf people, production of visual education material
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
Other international co-operative research

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Non-cooperative Projects (Single projects)        
Cooperative Projects
Education Projects (Thesis, ..)

 Inserted / Updated
2004-11-03 / 2010-07-15