The SignWiki initiative is hosted by the Communication Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SHH) in Iceland.
The principal aim with SignWiki from the onset was to develop a low-cost and easy-to-use tool for the dissemination of sign languages which could be utilized by organizations involved in deaf education in different countries. Of particular interest in this regard are developing countries where great efforts are required to work towards equal access for deaf people in society. The overall objective is to enhance the access of Deaf people in developing countries to communication and participation in society by strengthening the respective sign languages through the use of information and communication technologies.
SignWiki Tanzania is a collaboration (TSL Online Dictionary) project between the University in Dar es Salaam (UDSM), The University of Oslo, Archbishop Mihayo University College of Tabora (AMUCTA) and The Communication Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Iceland (SHH). SignWiki development is based on the MediaWiki open source software. SignWiki is developed as a generic platform to enable the collection and dissemination of sign languages. The country Coordinator of SignWiki Tanzania is Prof. HRT Muzale (firstname.lastname@example.org ~ email@example.com).
All signs on SignWiki are easily accessible through the web, mobile smartphones (Android and iPhone) and tablets. Just type tz.signwiki.org in your mobile browser.