The Research Centre for Multilingualism at the Research Institute for Linguistics coordinates the MTA-NYTI Languag-E-Chance Methodological Research Group, which was established four years ago. Since the declaration of the state of emergency owing to the coronavirus epidemic, the members of this research group have been working to make important information and recommendations concerning health issues available to deaf sign-language users and for the extremely vulnerable Romani population, including those speaking Romani as well as Hungarian.

Moreover, they have launched a special homepage where short videos and other useful content with sign-language and Romani interpretation are available to help parents, teachers and families to overcome the challenges and their effects posed by the coronavirus epidemic. Three employees of the Research Centre for Multilingualism at the Research Institute for Linguistics have been working with Hungary’s Operational Group as sign language interpreters at the government’s daily press conferences.