The main idea of the activity is to connect two worlds: the deaf people and the hearing people. For this purpose the volunteer initiative The Signs Academy was created to teach Russian sign language to volunteers. The program consists of two parts: theory and practice. Yury Stelmakh personally carried out the development of the plan of activity, he searched for volunteers, organized and conducted all the classes.
The Signs Academy turned into a structure and system course for the effective sign language learning. He decided to organize sign language classes for Belarusian Red Cross volunteers. In 2020 the Belarusian Red Cross together with the Danish Red Cross and the European Union supported this activity within the project "Increasing the participation of civil society in decision-making on social inclusion issues in Belarus".