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About this Project

The aim of the BodySigns project is to gather all haptic signs (BodySigns) executed on the body that are used by deafblind people, relatives and assistants in the German-speaking world. This collection will be structured with the aim of developing the first German language lexicon including a collection of phrases for haptic BodySigns.

The collection of signs will be done together with deafblind people and their assistants from all over Germany. In addition, manuals of haptic signs from other countries are consulted in order to be able to add possibly important signs to the lexicon. The online lexicon is not only used by deafblind people, their relatives and friends for communication, but is also intended to be used in deafblind assistance training.


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