By: Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek & Yuki Akiyama
As we continue the fight for ACCESSIBILITY, the best way you can be an ally is to build awareness of barriers and obstacles deaf, HOH and neurodiverse people face in everyday situations. As well, support innovative organizations that advocate for accessibility through their products, services and user experience.
SignAll Technologies develops AI-driven technology that translates between signed and spoken languages. At the current moment, SignAll has two products and are developing many more with the assistance of EU grants and feedback from their customers in the U.S. SignAll Chat, is an automated translation system that translates ASL into spoken American English. The second product is SignAll Learn, an ASL learning and practicing lab. The technology of both products is used within organizations to improve team knowledge and use of ASL.
As well, SignAll Chat and SignAll Learn have the flexibility to be combined into one system. Which means businesses can offer SignAll Chat to deliver daily communications between deaf/HOH/neurodiverse employees and customers and hearing employees and customers. In addition, SignAll Learn can be used to support developing ASL vocabulary. While implementing a comprehensive way of learning American Sign Language the Sign Recognition Lab teaches individuals foundational values on how to interact with the deaf community and ultimately provides step points to learn valuable workplace communication impact skills.
This is more than ‘talking the talk of diversity and inclusion” – this is “walking the walk” of belonging in the workplace. SignAll’s co-founder and CEO Zsolt Robotka emphasized the importance of inclusion and equality in work culture: “More and more companies aspire to be inclusive.” SignAll’s technology allows deaf\HoH and hearing people to communicate spontaneously and effectively. We contribute to making society barrier-free with the help of sophisticated technology. Our driving force is to provide equal opportunities for everybody.”
SignAll Technologies systems are also popular ASL tech employed amongst higher education institutions in the U.S. and the tech is an accessible resource for all. Globally speaking, there are over 1 million people who communicate with American Sign Language daily. Utilizing technologies like SignAll helps people bridge a gap for the deaf and hearing communities within our educational system, as they complement the ASL classroom and education.
Learning American Sign Language, you’re not only learning a language; you are also creating impact by promoting a culture of accessibility, of inclusion, of equity for people from all walks of life while leaving a legacy of belonging. (Editors Note: Read About 5-G Technology impacts.)
How would you use SignAll technologies to benefit you and your community?
You can learn more about SignAll Technologies, their mission and their innovative products at http://signall.us