From 2006 to 2012 an important project has been achieved in Sweden, which was supported by the European Commission through the Swedish International Program Office of Education and Training.
An international dictionary of the following national sign languages: Swedish, English (BSL), American English (ASL), German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Icelandic, Latvian, Polish, Czech, Japanese, Turkish. American and, since 2013, Italian Sign Language has been improved ad is now online. Baby signs are also included in this dictionary.
This pedagogic self-learning tool is free to use for all in the world. The website Spreadthesign.com helps thousands of people every day to find the sign they are searching for and lets persons with language disease to communicate in different countries.
And that is why when the common question is: “Oh, you know sign language! Then you can speak to the deaf people in Australia and US, too?” the correct answer is “Wrong! Sign language is not the same everywhere. It is as different as all the spoken languages.”