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A 16 year old deaf child has a reading age of 8-9 years (on average)
An undiagnosed deaf child aged 3 knows 25 words, compared to 700 words for hearing child.
Because of low literacy rates among the deaf community, simply writing it down isn't enough. Furthermore, BSL is its own language, constructed in a unique way as the following example shows.
Signly engages deaf users by adding a smart layer of signed content to bring information to life.
[fingerspell] S.I.G.N.L.Y, what, engage [to and from], deaf people, how? [show visually holding mobile phone] symbol [other hand sign] long text. [visually show signer appear on phone] signing [from phone to user] [face shows phrase 'bring to life'].
Simply hold up your device, point at Signly objects and the signed content appears in-browser.
Process how? Simple. Symbol [place on wall in front eye level], mobile phone [hold up to symbol]. Flash up, signer [from phone to user]. Translate.
A powerful augmented reality engine looks for objects (labels, printed word, pictures or 3D items) with signed content digitally 'attached' to them.
[visually show] Phone, inside, powerful software, work out, detect labels, text [placing up on wall], pictures, 3D items, signing, translate, linked.