Sign Languages In Websites

While co-designing a platform intended to be used by people who use ASL, LSQ, English and French, it became clear that very few websites include sign languages in their sites at all. The Deaf individuals participating in co-design noted that not only are ASL and LSQ used by the Deaf community, but also that there are many Deaf people who don’t read or write English or French and rely on sign language to access content.

The Floe team has distilled the year long process of co-designing a viable and inclusive solution into an open resource that describes some promising approaches to integrating sign languages into websites. Work on the platform that inspired this resource is ongoing and the Floe team will update the resource with new learnings as they are discovered.