30,000 gestures for the general public made easy to manage by the Dutch Sign Language Centre.
Using modern techniques to efficiently manage large amounts of data in a single application landscape.
Awareness, accessibility and understanding of the Dutch Sign Language by the general public.
The Dutch Sign Language Centre faced great challenges. Its central database of gestures and related applications were heavily outdated and badly needed to be replaced. They were unable to keep up with the changing needs of the Dutch Sign Language Centre and growing demand for users to have easy online access to all the gestures.progress
In order to map out how we would get everything up to date, we first made the desired situation visually understandable. A road map was then laid out so that full redevelopment could be carried out in stages.
We then developed a completely renewed data structure and based on this, we developed a future-proof application landscape. This included a new website, a webshop, a management platform for the centre and underlying applications (including internal APIs, layers and links to accounting packages). Together with the new log-in methods we have implemented, Dutch Sign Language is now easily accessible to its users in a user-friendly way and can also be easily managed by the centre.impact
A responsive online gesture dictionary with 1,000 free gestures and more than 16,000 Dutch Sign Language gestures available through a subscription.
A bilingual website (Sign Language / Dutch) and webshop for all of the Dutch Sign Language Centre's (digital and physical) products.
A fully renewed, comprehensive, restructured database with management platform.
A completely new 'Make Your Own Sign Booklet'. Multiple APIs to unlock gestures and connect applications.
Single Sign On and account management layer for easier use, management and extending of login methods.
Because the applications, and therefore Dutch Sign Language, are now available to more consumers and organisations also means that there is more awareness. The centre also developed a better understanding of how to amend gestures, organisational structures and a decrease in subscriptions. This has resulted in a better organisational approach.