Friday, 7 July 2017

Signly award

Signly app
An app, which helps deaf people enjoy a Buckinghamshire museum, has won a top award.

Signly was developed to be used at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. Users point their smartphone at displays to see sign language videos. The idea's earned the team behind the app the Jodi Award 2017. Winners were chosen from a shortlist of museums, galleries, archives, libraries and heritage sites that make best use of technology to widen access for disabled people and those with sensory impairment.

The presentations were made at a special ceremony held at the Attenborough Arts Centre of Leicester University on Thursday 27 June 2017. Judges were impressed by the strong testimonials and feedback from users of the Signly app and its value as an innovative tool in enhancing the experience for d/Deaf visitors to the Museum.

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