Jun 02


If you were a deaf person, who uses a sign language, and you had to report a crime, how would you do it? How would you engage with emergency services? How would you access victim supports? If you were a suspect, how would the police effectively interview you? If a sign language interpreter is provided – are they trained? Are they experienced in working in legal settings? Will the police caution be available to you in your national sign language?  If you go to court, will your testimony be video recorded? Or will the spoken language interpretation become the record? If no video record is available, how might you raise an appeal if you are concerned about the quality of the interpretation? These are some of the questions that Trinity’s Centre for Deaf Studies (School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences) and project partners addressed with their award winning JUSTISIGNS Project, which looked at how Europeans who are deaf, sign language users, engage with the justice systems in their respective countries, and particularly, with police forces. Empirical data led to the development and piloting of training materials that have been rolled out across Europe and now shared internationally at www.justisigns.com, including an online course. 

Lengua enseñada
Irish Sign Language, Flemish Sign Language (Vlaamse Gebarentaal), British Sign Language, Swiss German Sign Language
Fecha de comienzo
02 / 06 / 2013
Fecha de finalización
30 / 09 / 2016
Creado en
Trinity College Dublin (IE)
Implementado en
Trinity College Dublin (IE)
- Educación superior - Formación de formadores - Aprendizaje continuo
Tecnología utilizada
- Publicación y difusión online (blogs, páginas web, herramientas de roboperiodismo, aplicaciones de curación de contenidos, líneas del tiempo, mapas conceptuales, etc.) - Plataformas de gestión y creación de cursos online e híbridos (Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, Sakai, etc.; sistemas de creación de cursos online, etc.)
Técnicas docentes
- Enseñanza presencial / Blended learning / Online - Aprendizaje basado en estudio de casos - Aprendizaje basado en resolución de problemas - Aprendizaje basado en proyectos
Información de contacto
PI: Professor Lorraine Leeson
Centre for Deaf Studies
School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences
Trinity College Dublin

Tel. 00 353 1 896 1560

¿Cómo citar esta buena práctica?
Carson, Lorna; Sheikh, Haaris Lynch, Teresa Venturi, Lucia. (2013). "JUSTISIGNS". En línea: https://foco.usal.es/fichas/justisigns/. Repositorio FOCO [21-09-2019].