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

    M E C
    2021-03-08 10:09:02 +1300
    Roberta Francis
    2021-03-06 10:58:34 +1300
    Tim Capper
    2021-03-05 01:17:45 +1300

    "A great initiative and innovation. Will be watching!"

    Lexie Matheson
    2021-03-04 22:02:47 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-03-04 21:46:34 +1300
    Nic'ee Steed
    2021-03-04 19:20:45 +1300

    "Best of luck for a wonderful idea!"

    Suzy Sampson
    2021-03-04 14:06:09 +1300

    "This App is such a great initiative that I would really appreciate being able to use myself and I wish you every success - nga mihi Suzy"

    Geoff Dalbeth
    2021-03-04 10:21:32 +1300

    "Fabulous idea."

    Harri
    2021-03-03 17:44:20 +1300

    "You are a genius with a huge heart. Kia ora mo to mahi e Jared. Nga mihi mahana ki a koe. Harri"

    Maz Thomas
    2021-03-03 09:31:54 +1300

    "Good luck"

    Megan Melvin
    2021-03-01 14:18:26 +1300

    "Love this idea, I know there is a market for it and as a NZSL user I cannot wait to be able to use it and promote it. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-02-25 18:24:23 +1300
    Barry Morris
    2021-02-25 17:59:03 +1300

    "Great cause Jared. I hope we can reach the target."

    Dave Moskovitz
    2021-02-25 17:31:46 +1300
    Emma Chattington
    2021-02-25 16:36:06 +1300
    Sam Bunkall
    2021-02-25 10:57:21 +1300
    Sam Orchard Comics
    2021-02-24 09:21:33 +1300
    Kate
    2021-02-23 14:34:04 +1300
    James Anderson-Pole
    2021-02-22 20:06:28 +1300

    "Go for it Jared! All the best. :)"

    Stace Robertson
    2021-02-22 11:56:42 +1300

    "Super excited for this app!"

    Alma Hume
    2021-02-22 11:39:22 +1300

    "All the best with your campaign Jared and Afed Ltd."

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-02-21 18:43:43 +1300

    "All the very best to you and Cam in launching this App as another way of learning NZSL and te reo Maori - look forward to using it🤗"

    Jasmin Taylor
    2021-02-21 15:40:44 +1300

    "All the best!"

    Angus McDonald
    2021-02-20 13:48:54 +1300
    Darryl Alexander
    2021-02-20 10:43:02 +1300

    "Best of luck!"

    Daniel Frederikson
    2021-02-19 14:44:29 +1300

    "good luck my friend."

    Laura Ellis
    2021-02-19 11:08:14 +1300

    "Great project, can't wait to use it! "

    Gale Cull
    2021-02-19 07:27:53 +1300

    "Go Jared, what a cool App this will be!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-02-18 16:04:07 +1300

    "Great campaign! Best of luck with the new app!! 🤞"

    Shannon Morris
    2021-02-18 12:51:16 +1300

    "Wishing you and Cam all the success with this useful and one of a kind interactive resource 😊"

    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

      M E C
      2021-03-08 10:09:02 +1300
      Roberta Francis
      2021-03-06 10:58:34 +1300
      Tim Capper
      2021-03-05 01:17:45 +1300

      "A great initiative and innovation. Will be watching!"

      Lexie Matheson
      2021-03-04 22:02:47 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-03-04 21:46:34 +1300
      Nic'ee Steed
      2021-03-04 19:20:45 +1300

      "Best of luck for a wonderful idea!"

      Suzy Sampson
      2021-03-04 14:06:09 +1300

      "This App is such a great initiative that I would really appreciate being able to use myself and I wish you every success - nga mihi Suzy"

      Geoff Dalbeth
      2021-03-04 10:21:32 +1300

      "Fabulous idea."

      Harri
      2021-03-03 17:44:20 +1300

      "You are a genius with a huge heart. Kia ora mo to mahi e Jared. Nga mihi mahana ki a koe. Harri"

      Maz Thomas
      2021-03-03 09:31:54 +1300

      "Good luck"

      Megan Melvin
      2021-03-01 14:18:26 +1300

      "Love this idea, I know there is a market for it and as a NZSL user I cannot wait to be able to use it and promote it. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-02-25 18:24:23 +1300
      Barry Morris
      2021-02-25 17:59:03 +1300

      "Great cause Jared. I hope we can reach the target."

      Dave Moskovitz
      2021-02-25 17:31:46 +1300
      Emma Chattington
      2021-02-25 16:36:06 +1300
      Sam Bunkall
      2021-02-25 10:57:21 +1300
      Sam Orchard Comics
      2021-02-24 09:21:33 +1300
      Kate
      2021-02-23 14:34:04 +1300
      James Anderson-Pole
      2021-02-22 20:06:28 +1300

      "Go for it Jared! All the best. :)"

      Stace Robertson
      2021-02-22 11:56:42 +1300

      "Super excited for this app!"

      Alma Hume
      2021-02-22 11:39:22 +1300

      "All the best with your campaign Jared and Afed Ltd."

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-02-21 18:43:43 +1300

      "All the very best to you and Cam in launching this App as another way of learning NZSL and te reo Maori - look forward to using it🤗"

      Jasmin Taylor
      2021-02-21 15:40:44 +1300

      "All the best!"

      Angus McDonald
      2021-02-20 13:48:54 +1300
      Darryl Alexander
      2021-02-20 10:43:02 +1300

      "Best of luck!"

      Daniel Frederikson
      2021-02-19 14:44:29 +1300

      "good luck my friend."

      Laura Ellis
      2021-02-19 11:08:14 +1300

      "Great project, can't wait to use it! "

      Gale Cull
      2021-02-19 07:27:53 +1300

      "Go Jared, what a cool App this will be!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-02-18 16:04:07 +1300

      "Great campaign! Best of luck with the new app!! 🤞"

      Shannon Morris
      2021-02-18 12:51:16 +1300

      "Wishing you and Cam all the success with this useful and one of a kind interactive resource 😊"

      Followers of IMAGENZSL

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