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Bringing Sign Language AI to mobile phones

The "First of a Kind" project sees Signapse collaborating with Network Rail, South Western Railway and Whoosh to integrate advanced natural language processing and computer vision techniques that will translate travel announcements instantly into sign language. This covers vital details related to 2,400 train stations nationwide - including departures, arrivals, delays, and cancellations as well as critical safety notifications both on trains and on station platforms.

Deaf passengers will be able to access sign language translations on demand through their mobile phones with an "interpreter in their pocket". It marks the first rollout of such immersive, inclusive technology across UK-wide rail infrastructure as we work towards a National Data Feed for BSL.

This was made a reality with support from SBRI and Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom and Marcel Hirshman and a massive thanks to them all.  If you would like to know how we can work in creative and scalable ways to provide sign language access for your Deaf clients, passengers or employees please do not hesitate to get in touch at 



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