What is BrightSign?
BrightSign is an assistive technology start-up developing enabling innovations to facilitate communication for individuals who are non-verbal. BrightSign can be personalised for custom hand gestures, and can output speech in any language, giving users complete control over sign language libraries and verbal communication.
70 millionsign language users globally
1.4 millionsigners use assistive technology
90%deaf children born to hearing parents
25%parents of deaf children sign
Who Are We?
We are a motivated team with expertise in Design, Programming and Technology who dedicated years of research to develop multiple wearable technology solutions for the sole purpose of liberating millions of signers from the accompanying interpreter, enabling them to have two-way conversations and interact directly with the public.
Since we started developing our product, we have received quite a bit of public attention; winning an array of major technology awards, and being featured in media such as on The One Show (BBC) and in The Guardian and Forbes.
Our mission is to make BrightSign technology available to everyone who needs it. Looking at available assistive tech for communication in the market today, we noticed its cost range is in the thousands, we have managed to make it in the hundreds.
We have developed working prototypes which we have tested with children and sign language users and have a fast-growing list of schools and parents waiting for our first product’s launch date.
SO WHY DO WE DO IT?
Imagine a parent hearing the words ‘I love you’ from their deaf child for the first time. Imagine a deaf patient having private conversations with his doctor without a translator in the room. Imagine a deaf person walking into a coffee shop and ordering his own coffee.
We are working hard so that one day we can help give a voice to those who can’t speak.
"I will do what I must to help my son in this world..."