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Kara Technologies pioneering inclusive emergency sign language success for the Deaf

04 December 2023
In a groundbreaking development, Kara Technologies has emerged as one of the recipients of a pivotal $500,000 scale-up funding initiative.

This significant infusion of funding will help to catalyse Kara’s innovative avatar technology, paving the way for the creation of an accessible and user-friendly sign language program, specifically designed to seamlessly integrate with emergency broadcast messages across the vast expanse of Australia. What makes this initiative even more remarkable is its potential to transcend borders, as Kara’s technology promises to render these vital messages comprehensible in any sign language worldwide.

This ambitious endeavour draws inspiration from its successful implementation in Aotearoa New Zealand, where Kara’s avatar technology has already left an indelible mark. Notably, this cutting-edge technology played an instrumental role in facilitating the translation of information during New Zealand’s COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns into New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), ensuring equitable access to crucial information for our Deaf and hearing-impaired communities.

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