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At Huawei, we believe in the power of AI and we are committed to using technology to try and extend the boundaries of what is humanly possible.
There are approximately 32 million deaf children globally and many struggle to learn to read, often due to a lack of resources bridging sign language and reading. We believe that technology can help to open the world of books to deaf children and their families.
This is why we developed StorySign, an app powered by Huawei AI that reads selected children’s books and translates them into sign language. We wanted to create an authentic reading experience and making it possible for families with deaf children to enjoy an enriched story time.
The StorySign App will be available in Australia on Google Play Store in February 2019. It will be free to download and use. It is currently available in 10 different sign languages and launches with one classic children’s book from Penguin Random House in each language, with more on the way.
Story Sign was developed in partnership with the European Union of the Deaf, the British Deaf Association and Deaf Australia Inc. to ensure it is a genuinely useful tool, as well as to raise awareness of deaf literacy and to inspire people and organisations to get involved by supporting their local deaf charity.
All money raised through donations will support deaf literacy projects across Europe, including creating more books to go into the StorySign app.
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A deaf child can’t hear their parents read them a bedtime story. Or their teacher read words from a textbook. Plus, 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents, some of whom do not know sign language. All of this means many deaf children struggle to match printed words with the things they represent, which has a big impact on their lives. See how StorySign, powered by Huawei AI technology is helping to change this.
Right now, millions of deaf children are struggling to enjoy the wonderful world of books. By making a donation to our charity partners, you will help support literacy programmes including the future development of StorySign.