How to add Signly to a website
Search for Signly in Azure Marketplace and subscribe to the service
We then need to approve the website on our end so we other users cans start requesting page translations
Signly automatically captures and sends the text of a webpage to the home studios of Regulated Trainee and Registered Sign Language Translators
Translators quickly record the translation
They can ask peers to assess the content
The signed content is securely hosted in Microsoft Azure and instantly visible on the website, through a mobile or PC/Mac
D/deaf users with low or residual vision can resize or move the Signly widget
Not all pages are translated – there aren’t enough translators in the UK
Visitors can Request Translation of any page
Signly automatically updates the sign language versions if the text changes
The annual license is determined by how many pages users request and how much the site changes
No, it’s cookieless
Where are the Signly videos stored?
Securely in Microsoft Azure Cloud
How do you transfer the media file to the website?
The videos stream from Azure
Who does the translation?
Highly qualified Trainee and Registered Sign Language Translators. They are regulated with the NRCPD.
Where is all data kept?
Signly only holds information that is publicly available on the website. It does not hold data so GDPR regulations do not apply.
How long will it take for the translations?
A day or two
Does Signly have public liability and indemnity cover?
Is Signly replacing BSL interpreters and any of Language Services Providers (LSP)?
No. It enables D/deaf signers to look at online information in sign language independently.
Is Signly service free?
For small Deaf focussed organisations we try and offer low or no cost integrations. Corporate clients pay.
Is Signly aiming for AI translation (Artificial intelligence)?
One day but only if it is done ethically.
Are the translators working at home?
When was Signly set up?
How does the name ‘Signly’ originate?
Someone made it up!
Is Signly able to provide AR/QR codes?
Soon but not just yet.
What does Signly need support with?
Spreading the word with big companies that they can and should do more.
Do Deaf and Deaf-blind people use it?
Yes, DeafBlind UK helped us make the interface work for low-vision users with residual sight.
Where is Signly best placed on the website?
Generally it is bottom-right but can go anywhere.
Who has already signed up with Signly?
What if the site changes?
Signly ‘knows’ automatically and updates the site. You don’t need to tell us.
What is the reporting procedure if any external websites don’t provide BSL?
Tell us Want to see Signly on other websites? And we’ll try and contact them.
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