IMAGENZSL

By Jared Flitcroft

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IMAGENZSL

Project 2021-02-10 13:16:40 +1300

Kia ora! My name is Jared and I am excited to show you this epic looking interactive app.

App

Our goal is to give IMAGENZSL, an interactive New Zealand Sign Language, to every school, every classroom and out in the community.  It will be awesome.

NZSL is New Zealand’s second official language, there are not many resources that exist and this will provide a valuable tool and an alternative way for learning NZSL. Language apps are very popular in app stores worldwide – and are said to be revolutionising language learning. These apps offer opportunities to practise grammar and can be a very rewarding way to learn vocabulary.

IMAGENZSL is a sign language and language app where the user will learn NZSL by exploring the objects around them. This innovative project will be accessible to the public in a fun and interactive video format for everyone.

The IMAGENZSL App concept uses object recognition software. This technology uses a device (tablet or smartphones) camera to try and identify an object in its line of sight. Once the technology detects an object it believes it can recognise, then it will assign the name to it.

How the app is used

IMAGENZSL will use that object name assignment to play the NZ Sign Language video gesture for that object. This will allow users and learners to see how it is signed.

QUIZ MODE:

QUIZ mode

QUIZ mode allows users and learners to see how it is signed and tthe user can record themselves copying that sign.  Not only that, this App will have te reo Māori so the user can learn NZ's two official languages.  We have created a protoype with thanks from the NZSL Board and we have shown this to Deaf/Māori and the hearing community around NZ.

People can learn language in their own time, especially people busy in their day to day activities. Deaf people are also customers so the app will help them with communication. This will help reduce the stigma towards NZ Sign Language (NZSL).

We believe that languages are the gateway to our tamariki future and we are excited to be a part of it.  

The journey so far:

With many thanks to the NZSL Boards Community Fund, that funded the prototype.

Now that we have completed the prototype and it is working well.  We received great positive feedback from the Deaf community, students, teachers and the wider community.  We would like to publicly launch the app omn the app stores as a free download.

Your help and Koha will go towards this as well as improving the look of the app.

 

To do this, we need your support.

 

About Us:

Jared Flitcroft

Jared Flitcroft at Imaginative Film Festival

Jared is an award winning Māori Deaf film maker, a business owner, a photographer, a mental health advocator, an innovator and a chef. He is of Ngāti Maniapoto. 

His passion in virtual reality, technology and his phone has led him to partner with Cam Swainson on creating an app that will enable hearing people to communicate with the Deaf community in his native language. 

 

Cam Swainson-Whaanga

Cam is the founder of the Jean Swainson Foundation and Afed Limited. He is of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Porou. He has been helping Jared with the technical build of the prototype, and will help publish the version for App stores. 

Cam has 20 years experience in TV and Video production and five years in the App and Game Development.

Comments

Updates 4

11 hours to go

17/03/2021 at 9:14 AM

Not long to go and we are at 53%.  We will get there.

It's good to be positive and we still need your support to help us reach the 10k goal in 11 hours.

To our supporters and pledgers, stay epic.

Thank you

Jared 

50% funded. 24 hours left

16/03/2021 at 10:52 AM

Hey all lovely people,

We got 50% funded which is fantastic news but we have 24 hours to go to reach the last 50%.

Let's go pledgers and everyone to support this amazing app.  Even $5 will help us go a long way to reach our goal.

Let's keep pledging :-)

Jared 

Thank you Pledgers

09/03/2021 at 1:34 PM

Hey Pledgers, 

Thank you so much for your pledges, it great to see that we are just over 30%.  But it not yet over and we have 1 week to go.

Let's go pledgers, share this to your fellow pledgers, your other contacts and let make this app happen. 

We need your support. 

Thank you, 

Jared

PAST THE $1000 MARK WOOHOOOOO

21/02/2021 at 6:51 PM

Kia ora Pedgers, 

Thank you so much for your support and your pledges.  We are now getting closer to reaching our $10,000 goal with 24 days remaining. 

Stay epic everyone, keep on sharing so we can all encourage other people to pledge and support this interactive app

Jared and Cam

    Pledgers 72

    Claire McGowanPledgeMe Staff
    2021-03-17 19:47:04 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-03-17 19:38:27 +1300
    Robert Cameron
    2021-03-17 18:15:08 +1300
    Destiny Pahuru
    2021-03-17 10:20:56 +1300

    "Great work!"

    Joanne Becker
    2021-03-17 09:01:16 +1300

    "Good luck from us! "

    Rachael Dalley
    2021-03-17 08:24:06 +1300
    Joanne Witko
    2021-03-16 21:32:38 +1300
    Amanda
    2021-03-16 20:18:03 +1300
    carla
    2021-03-16 19:44:19 +1300

    "Awesome project, all the best. "

    Nadine Martin
    2021-03-16 17:06:00 +1300
    Hannah Thompson
    2021-03-16 16:44:37 +1300
    Penny
    2021-03-16 15:35:44 +1300
    Amanda
    2021-03-16 14:57:54 +1300
    Shoshanna Cleary
    2021-03-16 13:46:41 +1300

    "Can't wait!! Looking forward to see all your hard work come to life "

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-03-16 12:54:03 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-03-16 10:48:47 +1300

    "Good luck guys "

    Alexandrea Herman Gill
    2021-03-15 11:59:34 +1300

    "All the best to you, Jared!"

    Jess Robertson
    2021-03-15 08:26:57 +1300
    Janey Clark
    2021-03-15 06:49:21 +1300

    "He mihi atu mou te mahi rawe, na te whaanau Cassidy-Clark"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-03-14 23:12:13 +1300

    "Good luck with this awesome business adventure. Ngā mihi"

    Ashleigh Flynn
    2021-03-14 21:05:09 +1300
    Jack O'Donnell
    2021-03-14 21:02:04 +1300

    "Good luck Jared! "

    Jenny Boyd
    2021-03-13 13:17:05 +1300
    Rachel tate
    2021-03-12 16:47:24 +1300

    "Can’t wait to see this app unfold!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-03-10 20:49:49 +1300

    "Good luck x"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-03-10 00:41:25 +1300
    Anna Simpson
    2021-03-09 23:47:49 +1300

    "Cant wait to see it!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-03-09 20:56:10 +1300

    "This is a fantastic idea. The more people who are able to learn even a little NZSL, the less isolated deaf people will be. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-03-08 18:37:06 +1300
    Angela Estelle Murray
    2021-03-08 15:05:50 +1300

    Followers

    Followers of IMAGENZSL

    IMAGENZSL

    Project 2021-02-10 13:16:40 +1300

    Kia ora! My name is Jared and I am excited to show you this epic looking interactive app.

    App

    Our goal is to give IMAGENZSL, an interactive New Zealand Sign Language, to every school, every classroom and out in the community.  It will be awesome.

    NZSL is New Zealand’s second official language, there are not many resources that exist and this will provide a valuable tool and an alternative way for learning NZSL. Language apps are very popular in app stores worldwide – and are said to be revolutionising language learning. These apps offer opportunities to practise grammar and can be a very rewarding way to learn vocabulary.

    IMAGENZSL is a sign language and language app where the user will learn NZSL by exploring the objects around them. This innovative project will be accessible to the public in a fun and interactive video format for everyone.

    The IMAGENZSL App concept uses object recognition software. This technology uses a device (tablet or smartphones) camera to try and identify an object in its line of sight. Once the technology detects an object it believes it can recognise, then it will assign the name to it.

    How the app is used

    IMAGENZSL will use that object name assignment to play the NZ Sign Language video gesture for that object. This will allow users and learners to see how it is signed.

    QUIZ MODE:

    QUIZ mode

    QUIZ mode allows users and learners to see how it is signed and tthe user can record themselves copying that sign.  Not only that, this App will have te reo Māori so the user can learn NZ's two official languages.  We have created a protoype with thanks from the NZSL Board and we have shown this to Deaf/Māori and the hearing community around NZ.

    People can learn language in their own time, especially people busy in their day to day activities. Deaf people are also customers so the app will help them with communication. This will help reduce the stigma towards NZ Sign Language (NZSL).

    We believe that languages are the gateway to our tamariki future and we are excited to be a part of it.  

    The journey so far:

    With many thanks to the NZSL Boards Community Fund, that funded the prototype.

    Now that we have completed the prototype and it is working well.  We received great positive feedback from the Deaf community, students, teachers and the wider community.  We would like to publicly launch the app omn the app stores as a free download.

    Your help and Koha will go towards this as well as improving the look of the app.

     

    To do this, we need your support.

     

    About Us:

    Jared Flitcroft

    Jared Flitcroft at Imaginative Film Festival

    Jared is an award winning Māori Deaf film maker, a business owner, a photographer, a mental health advocator, an innovator and a chef. He is of Ngāti Maniapoto. 

    His passion in virtual reality, technology and his phone has led him to partner with Cam Swainson on creating an app that will enable hearing people to communicate with the Deaf community in his native language. 

     

    Cam Swainson-Whaanga

    Cam is the founder of the Jean Swainson Foundation and Afed Limited. He is of Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāti Porou. He has been helping Jared with the technical build of the prototype, and will help publish the version for App stores. 

    Cam has 20 years experience in TV and Video production and five years in the App and Game Development.

    Comments

    11 hours to go

    17/03/2021 at 9:14 AM

    Not long to go and we are at 53%.  We will get there.

    It's good to be positive and we still need your support to help us reach the 10k goal in 11 hours.

    To our supporters and pledgers, stay epic.

    Thank you

    Jared 

    50% funded. 24 hours left

    16/03/2021 at 10:52 AM

    Hey all lovely people,

    We got 50% funded which is fantastic news but we have 24 hours to go to reach the last 50%.

    Let's go pledgers and everyone to support this amazing app.  Even $5 will help us go a long way to reach our goal.

    Let's keep pledging :-)

    Jared 

    Thank you Pledgers

    09/03/2021 at 1:34 PM

    Hey Pledgers, 

    Thank you so much for your pledges, it great to see that we are just over 30%.  But it not yet over and we have 1 week to go.

    Let's go pledgers, share this to your fellow pledgers, your other contacts and let make this app happen. 

    We need your support. 

    Thank you, 

    Jared

    PAST THE $1000 MARK WOOHOOOOO

    21/02/2021 at 6:51 PM

    Kia ora Pedgers, 

    Thank you so much for your support and your pledges.  We are now getting closer to reaching our $10,000 goal with 24 days remaining. 

    Stay epic everyone, keep on sharing so we can all encourage other people to pledge and support this interactive app

    Jared and Cam

      Claire McGowanPledgeMe Staff
      2021-03-17 19:47:04 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-03-17 19:38:27 +1300
      Robert Cameron
      2021-03-17 18:15:08 +1300
      Destiny Pahuru
      2021-03-17 10:20:56 +1300

      "Great work!"

      Joanne Becker
      2021-03-17 09:01:16 +1300

      "Good luck from us! "

      Rachael Dalley
      2021-03-17 08:24:06 +1300
      Joanne Witko
      2021-03-16 21:32:38 +1300
      Amanda
      2021-03-16 20:18:03 +1300
      carla
      2021-03-16 19:44:19 +1300

      "Awesome project, all the best. "

      Nadine Martin
      2021-03-16 17:06:00 +1300
      Hannah Thompson
      2021-03-16 16:44:37 +1300
      Penny
      2021-03-16 15:35:44 +1300
      Amanda
      2021-03-16 14:57:54 +1300
      Shoshanna Cleary
      2021-03-16 13:46:41 +1300

      "Can't wait!! Looking forward to see all your hard work come to life "

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-03-16 12:54:03 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-03-16 10:48:47 +1300

      "Good luck guys "

      Alexandrea Herman Gill
      2021-03-15 11:59:34 +1300

      "All the best to you, Jared!"

      Jess Robertson
      2021-03-15 08:26:57 +1300
      Janey Clark
      2021-03-15 06:49:21 +1300

      "He mihi atu mou te mahi rawe, na te whaanau Cassidy-Clark"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-03-14 23:12:13 +1300

      "Good luck with this awesome business adventure. Ngā mihi"

      Ashleigh Flynn
      2021-03-14 21:05:09 +1300
      Jack O'Donnell
      2021-03-14 21:02:04 +1300

      "Good luck Jared! "

      Jenny Boyd
      2021-03-13 13:17:05 +1300
      Rachel tate
      2021-03-12 16:47:24 +1300

      "Can’t wait to see this app unfold!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-03-10 20:49:49 +1300

      "Good luck x"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-03-10 00:41:25 +1300
      Anna Simpson
      2021-03-09 23:47:49 +1300

      "Cant wait to see it!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-03-09 20:56:10 +1300

      "This is a fantastic idea. The more people who are able to learn even a little NZSL, the less isolated deaf people will be. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-03-08 18:37:06 +1300
      Angela Estelle Murray
      2021-03-08 15:05:50 +1300

      Followers of IMAGENZSL

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 17/03/2021 at 8:00 PM.