Projects within SignSupport

Together in multi-stakeholder teams (see partners), we design novel assistive technologies with and for marginalised Deaf communities in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

The team is currently busy with iterative and incremental design and evaluation of a mobile app suite that bridges information and communication gaps for Deaf people in the language that Deaf people understand: South African Sign Language (SASL).

The tool suite consists of the following:
SignSupport for EMS
SignSupport for diabetes
SignSupport for pharmacy
SignSupport Deaf contact centre

Other SignSupport prototypes include:
SignSupport for data collection
SignSupport authoring tool
SignSupport for ICDL training

We are generalising this tool suite to handle:
– multiple limited interaction scenarios
– multiple languages
– multiple form factors and operating system platforms.