Educational Mobile App

The traditional classroom does not accommodate hearing impaired students. Mainstream education is going to a local high school with hearing students, where the deaf student will most likely have an interpreter throughout the day interpreting what is being taught by the non-signing hearing teacher.

The goal is to give the student the power to improve their own learning experience in the classroom. The app will facilitate communication and collaboration both between the teacher and student as well as between students.

Key Users


It is extremely difficult for these students to focus on what the teacher is saying while writing information at the same time.

These students would use scribe to take notes for them live, so they can better focus on learning in the classroom. They will be able to do this without relying on an interpreter or notetaker.


The support system of deaf students includes their teachers, friends, and family.

These people would use Scribe to improve communication with the deaf person in their life without relying on an interpreter.

They would also use the app to learn ASL themselves.


Only 30–40% of the English
language is distinguishable
by lipreading.


Only 10% of Deaf persons come from Deaf families, 90% are born into hearing families.


88% of hearing parents with deaf children do not know sign language.


1. In class or in conversation, the student can use the translator to take live notes from speech to text.

2. The transcript can be saved to an archive to be viewed later, such as studying for classes.

3. Looking at an individual transcript, the user can edit and make notes within the app to make comprehension easier.

Support System

1.ASL lessons are included in the app to improve communication between the deaf student and their support system: teachers, friends, and family. To begin learning, the user chooses a category.

2.Within each category are individual ASL lessons to be completed. Before being quizzed, the user can visit the glossary to brush up on terms and phrases.

3.The user is quizzed on terms and phrases in ASL—the correct answer must be chosen whether that be from written word to ASL, or vice-versa.

4.The glossary contains all of the terms and phrases tested in the lessons section, organized by category.

5. Each term shows the term or phrase with a video of the ASL sign being performed.