For many signs we will need further information, e.g. in which regions they are used or for which meanings a certain sign is used. This information helps us with the analysis of the language data. For this we need the support of the linguistic community. We will set up the possibility to give us feedback. We would appreciate it, if as many deaf people as possible join in with their knowledge and feel for the language. All other sign language users, e.g. CODAs, sign language interpreters and other hearing persons can also give us feedback.

The DGS-Feedback system will be available on our website and as an app for mobile devices.

User survey

Our goal is to make the dictionary match the expectations of the linguistic community and other user groups. Therefore  a user survey was carried out from May through November 2011, to which approx. 1000 deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened and hearing persons contributed.


The user survey is closed. Thanks to all the contributors!

Data Collection

From January 2010 to March 2012 we collected sign language data from 330 sign language competent Deaf persons from all over Germany. The filming sessions were carried out with two informants each in a mobile studio in 12 locations all over Germany.


The data collection is finished. We would like to thank all contact persons and all of the informants!

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