Launch of

In March of 2009 we managed to pull off a gigantic official launch of Spreadthesign in Stockholm. Her Majesty the Queen, Queen Silvia of Sweden anounced our website launched and the Ministry of Education and Science was the official host for the event.

Among the guests were the Minister of Culture and the 10 ambadsadors for the partner countries as well as our partners, of course, and other VIP-guests. Full media coverage made the website to temporary brake down before lunch – but that was quickly fixed by our webmaster.

First meeting in Sweden

This is how we first met in October 2006 at Tullängsskolan in Örebro, Sweden. Six countries and most of us new to each other. The “ice” was already “broken”. All wanted to do this! To create the largest sign language dictionary in the world.

Dedicated partner countries and staff were building a functional beta website which was operational in December 2006. It was just a few words/signs of course, but it was a start. Those were the days when we could have a full partner meeting in just a small room… nowadays we need more space!