Being Deaf, we have experienced first hand the challenges of accessing Covid-19 information in Kenya during live break news on TV. We need to educate Deaf kids how to protect themselves from spreading covid-19 and understand how to wash their hands in sign language.
What it does
Covid-19 Statistics and Information in Sign language is the Facebook Messenger that enables both Hearing and Deaf users to ask for the latest statistics of the covid-19 from the world or specific country and to ask for the information of covid-19 in sign languages from countries.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Lack of resoruces I need for collecting more information of covid-19 in sign language for everyone in the world.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
As Deaf engineer, I started to research how to retrieve dataset of covid-19 before starting to develop Facebook Messenger on the following day. It works.
What's next for Covid-19 Statistics and Information in Sign Language
- Getting accurate information of covid-19 from WHO and then translate them into sign language video.
- Getting the latest news of the covid-19 statistics in sign language for Deaf people in the world to watch.
Try It out
dialogflow, facebook-messenger, google-cloud-function, node.js