Hear and Speak mobile App
My project is a mobile application that aimed to help people with disability especially hear and speech impairment people in Rwanda
What problem does your idea solve?
Poor communication between people with disability and people who don't know sign language.
lock of access to some social services especially those services that can offered through phone calls like reservation of any service in a hotel or somewhere, ask for ambulance when they health issues,etc.
Explain your idea
The idea is a Mobile application that designed to help people with disability to be able to make phone calls, How it work? it convert the text into speech or speech into text so that if the receiver picked an incoming call the message that caller passing it just being written in the screen of receiver phone where by she/he can read it as well as he/she is not able to hear it. and then if she can speak she just respond what if she don't know she just type the response and the App convert it into speech so that the caller can receive the response vocally and the conversation keep goes on.
who will benefit from my idea are people with disability especially hear impairment people or speech impairment people.
They will be able to live independent life and access quick service if they need it without waiting for someone to help because it will be easier for them to just call the right person to help.
How is your idea unique?
My idea is unique because is the only one which designed to help people with disability in Rwanda and specifically designed in Kinyarwanda language which is the common language in Rwanda.
It not only rely on Internet connection means you don't need to be online each and every time you need to use it also you can use it offline by just recharge your SIM Card account.
Tell us more about you
My names are Sandrine Sangwa am a student at Akilah Institute for women Kigali campus am taking Information System as course. I am individually working on this project and am willing to collaborate but so far i have people who are helping me, i can say NGO called DOT Rwanda(Digital Opportunity Trust) which help me to start work on my idea which was really helpful because now it is on prototyping level which is really great.
What are some of your unanswered questions about the idea?
It not yet implemented but am planning to launch it in July this year.
Where will your idea be implemented?
Experience in Implementation Country(ies)
Yes, for more than one year.
Expertise in Sector
I've worked in a sector related to my idea for less than a year.
Prototyping: I have done some small tests with prospective users to continue developing my idea.