The Sign-Hub: preserving, researching and fostering the linguistic, historical and cultural heritage of European Deaf signing communities with an integral resource

SIGN-HUB is a 4-year research project (2016-2020) funded by the European Commission within Horizon 2020 Reflective Society 2015, Research and Innovation actions. It has been designed by a European research team to provide an innovative and inclusive resource hub for the linguistic, historical and cultural documentation of the Deaf communities’ heritage and for sign language assessment in clinical intervention and school settings.

What do we do?



We will publish online grammars of 6 European sign languages.


We will produce an interactive online atlas of the sign languages of the world.


We will develop assessment standards for 5 sign languages.

Cultural heritage

We are creating a digital archive of old signers' linguistic and cultural heritage.

+ Information about the SIGN-HUB project


See the local websites of the project here.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 693349.