Signly

Semi-Finalist

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Semi-finalist: Signly
Country: United Kingdom
Field: Digital Employment/Entrepreneurship for Disadvantaged Groups
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Summary

Signly is an app which uses augmented reality to display pre-recorded sign language videos, enabling access to written content for deaf users.

Some 750,000 d/Deaf sign language users are potentially excluded from accessing printed content or online content that signpost ways to access the benefits of the digital economy. Everyday activities like opening a bank account, saving money with online vouchers, or filling in a job application are made more complex when sign language is your first or preferred language but the content is not available. Signly provides an extra digital ‘layer’ of signed content on the user’s own mobile or browser to improve communication and empower sign language users.

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