Revolutionary Sign Language Aid

My Name is Ian Morris.  I am an interactive Art Designer based in Cardiff.  I have multiple projects within heritage museums and within the education sectors.

I intend to create a revolutionary Sign language aid that will be instantly at the disposal of all those who wish to use it.

There are over 151,000 BSL users in the uk alone.  When researching how many Sign Language users there were in the world i came accross a statement by  Don Grushkin a Professor of Deaf Studies (Ph.D. in Language, Reading and Culture) who said 'Nobody knows the answer to how many sign language users there in the world because Hearing people don’t think it’s important enough to include on any census including languages spoken'  I was sad ad so angry at reading this that i  that looked at how people who use sign language are treated in the UK.  I realised i woulds only see Sign Language aids either very late at night or on a sunday.    I then also read that Sign Laguage could be a dying form of communication  due to government funding cuts yet the demand for Sign Language is set to rise to 46% from 2012 to 2022.  Beig as we are now in 2020, we need to act NOW to create equality for all people of all nations who require Sign Language aid.

The development of my application would give those with hearing inpairments access to the full immersive experience that the rest of us take for granted on a daily basis.  I hope it can be the stepping stone that will inspire future generations to bridge the gap and create unity that everybody deserves as a collective

1 . Research stage

Different types of Sign Language (country to country)
Different levels of Sign /language (basic/advanced)

2. Development stage

Voice Recognition to sign symbol testing
Software and cross platform testing

3. Marketing Product

Create sponsers through Television conglomerates to help maintain upkeep of application.  The three companies that will be approached in UK will be

BBC
Virgin
Sky

4.  Charity

Approach various charities with hope to spread percentage of sales into funding respective charities

British Deaf Assosiation
National Deaf Children's Society
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
 
 5.  Make the world a better place
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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