For many people with a hearing impairment, sign language is indispensable for the consumption of audiovisual media. As a competence center for access services of the SRG, SWISS TXT also produces sign language videos for the SRG as well as for public institutions and companies. With its in-house infrastructure, productions can be realized efficiently, promptly and cost-effectively:
- Live sign language videos
- Translation to/from sign language (non-live)
- SILAS: Sign Language Service
21 September 2023
SWISS TXT presented its
SILAS service at a Bitforge event
On 7 September 2023, an event called "Making the digital world barrier-free – Talks & Networking @ Bitforge” was held in Zurich. SWISS TXT introduced its sign language service, SILAS, there.
04 May 2023
making an existent video accessible
The office for the rights of persons with disabilities of the canton of Basel-Stadt has asked people with disabilities to talk about their everyday difficulties in a video. The aim: making the video accessible for everyone. SWISS TXT has been assigned to this task.
02 May 2023
Interview with Dr Giacomo Inches
about the ‘Easier’ research project
A fully-automated translation and communication tool is being developed in the ‘Easier’ research project to enable deaf and hearing individuals to communicate and interact using sign language. We interviewed project manager Dr Giacomo Inches in a video on the technical setup.
15 September 2022
new product video
The aim of this EU research project is to develop a fully automated translation and communication tool to enable deaf and hearing individuals to communicate and interact using sign language. The Communication & PR department has produced a first product video under its communication mandate.
11 November 2021
25 November 2021 – Online live webinar
How to deliver digital accessibility
In this second lecture, the organisations SWISS TXT, “Access for All” and “Siteimprove” will share practical tips, problem-solving strategies and success stories to help you make your digital presence and services accessible to all.
02 September 2021
Online live webinar
Accessible digital presence
Together with ‘Zugang für Alle’ (Access for all) and ‘Siteimprove’, SWISS TXT is organising an online live webinar for public-sector institutions and universities in Switzerland.
18 May 2020
CONTENT4ALL wins the NAB Technology Innovation Award 2020
SWISS TXT is proud to be part of the EU-research project «Content4All» that has received the renowned «NAB Technology Innovation Award».
18 March 2020
Sign language videos for the
Federal Office of Public Health FOPH
SWISS TXT started the production of videos in sign language for the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) for communication to the sensory disabled in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.
10 January 2020
Live-stream of the session of the Grand Council of the canton of Geneva
Follow the session live in the web player with subtitles and sign language.
10 September 2018
International Day of
The last Sunday in September is dedicated to the approximately 70 million deaf people around the world. It has been declared the International Day of Sign Languages and is being celebrated for the first time this year. SWISS TXT also began producing sign language videos for the deaf in 2018, and is providing live speech-to-text interpreting to support the International Day of Sign Languages event being organised at the UN in Geneva by the SGB-FSS Swiss Association of the Deaf.
15 December 2016
swisstxt.ch has received the certification level AA of WCAG 2.0 for accessibility from the foundation « Access-for-All ». SWISS TXT is committed to making this website accessible to the broadest possible audience, regardless of technology or physical capability. We make every effort to ensure our website is accessible to people with special needs, including those with visual, hearing, cognitive and motor impairments.