Sign language is officially recognized as a real language in Hungary with about 9,000 sign language speakers . Its real recognition, however is very slow in the everyday life or in education. People with hearing difficulties are also usually disadvantaged in many areas of society. The presence of sign translators in worship services or other events does not provide enough knowledge on the Bible and Christian faith for the deaf community. To communicate the Bible in writing or by other visual tools like images is not enough for the deaf community. Therefore, the Hungarian sign language is being developed, especially in the area of religion.
Our aim is to create a visual translation of the written text of the newly revised Hungarian Bible for deaf people. The translation uses Hungarian sign language. The project started with the Gospel of Mark and plans to translate, the whole New Testament.