Digital, Health and Sign Language
// The Keynotes of eHealth University
The integration of (written) chat would allow both deaf and hearing patients to access remote consultation: Would it be possible to add an “LSF” (French Sign Language) filter so that deaf and hearing patients who used sign language can more easily find professionals who sign?
Deaf people make up a linguistic community (French sign language – LSF) as they are unable to learn the majority language. They would like their linguistic specificity (rather than their “handicap”) to be recognized and have demonstrated, via their engagement in civil society, their wish to be included in and participate in society, which has previously been hindered by their use of an exclusive, minority language.
“While sign language is not deficient, it must be noted that it is indeed a handicap as it is stigmatized and a social and political minority.”
With this eHealth LSF project, the question becomes one of creating the conditions for true collaboration by building a shared project, around deaf patients, the language they practice (LSF) and the eHealth associated with it, where everyone can participate fully and completely.
With the participation of :
- Hocine Zergaoui, digital sign language mediator