An application programming interface is an interface or communication protocol between different parts of a computer program intended to simplify the implementation and maintenance of software. An API may be for a web-based system, operating system, database system, computer hardware, or software library.
One is required to enable the deployment of AAC symbols, such as Tawasol in different digital settings.
Ahmed is 18 years old. He is unable to communicate through speech, and relies on reading and activating AAC symbols to communicate. Ahmed is looking to navigate the FIFA World Cup 2022 website using AAC symbols.
Ahmed logs on to the FIFA World Cup 2022 Website to find the information written in Arabic. He cannot read the text.
Ahmed activates the AAC feature on the website.
Once activated, all highlighted content including text and image will be converted it to AAC symbols.
As a person with cognitive and communication disabilities, Ahmed is unable to access web content during his everyday life. He needs AAC interpretation of content to be able to navigate through a website.
Expected Key Benefits
Web content to AAC symbols
Translate key information that is being delivered to mass audiences websites into AAC symbols, such as Tawasol.
Businesses and public sector organizations can use the solution to broadcast contextualized information in AAC symbols, thereby targeting a niche customer base that is not traditionally accessed through conventional advertising mediums.
Technology Commercial Viability
Viable in Short Term
Viable in Long Term
Key Implementation Considerations
User identification and sign-on
Collection and synchronization of real-time data from multiple sources (e.g. transportation schedules, emergency response routes, etc.)
Identification and Instant / Real-time sign language translation of relevant data in alternative formats (e.g. text, audio, etc.)
Data collection policies
Intuitive Graphical User Interface