SignSupport is a mobile app that orchestrates pre-recorded signed language videos stored on the device, incurring no mobile data fees for the Deaf end user. The initial idea stemmed from Deaf people through community-based co-design. We have realized this into functional prototypes.
The design principle of SignSupport is that the hearing user will interact with the user interface (UI) in concise text; and Deaf user will interact with the UI in sign language. The basic explanation is for what the hearing user types in or make selection from the provided options on SignSupport, these will be matched with pre-recorded videos stored in SignSupport system. The Deaf user then will see the outcome for communication in compilation of videos in signed language.