We would like to acknowledge our supporters. Our supporters undertaken to contribute in a variety of ways. Some of the supporters’ function is to validate components of the course. Others may choose to disseminate the outputs, whereas certain supporters will use the materials as part of their day-to-day activities. In addition, many supporters are field experts who lend their moral support endorsing the need for the project.


We hope that our supporters will contribute to ensuring that the products and outputs will be relevant, used within VET and represent the needs as identified within the project aims. All of our supporters have furnished letters of support and endorsement emphasizing the need for a project such as DESIGNS.


We extend our appreciation to:


  1. World Federation of the Deaf

  2. FEVLADO, Brussels, Belgium

  3. British Deaf Association

  4. Signature, UK

  5. Mid-West Deaf Association, Limerick, Ireland

  6. The Irish Deaf Society

  7. Deaf Community Centre Limited, Limerick, Ireland

  8. DeafHear

  9. The Inclusion Hub, Dublin, Ireland

  10. World Association of Sign Language Interpreters

  11. The Irish Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association Dublin, Ireland

  12. Bridge Interpreting, Dublin, Ireland

  13. CISLI

  14. Sign Language Interpreting Service (SLIS), Dublin, Ireland

  15. European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters (efsli)

  16. Helga Stevens, MEP (Belgium)

  17. Adam Kosa, MEP (Hungary)

  18. Scottish Parliament, Cross Party Group on Deafness, Jenny Marra MSP, Scotland

  19. Citizens Information Centre, Limerick, Ireland

  20. Professor Terry Janzen, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

  21. Professor Barbara Shaffer, University of New Mexico, USA