Anne

The app that lets deaf-blind
people listen and write to you.



video of a deaf blind girl playing chess

Communication
aid for deaf-blind

Powered by Gestures and Haptics, Anne allows you to learn and use Morse to communicate with other people. The learning curve is very short, click on details to know more.


Privacy Policy

Our app uses microphone and speech recognition.
We don't collect any of your data.


Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Terms & Conditions for AnneWe know how important user's privacy is. That's why this app does not collect any kind of personal data from the user.
Anne requires your permission to access to the microphone for the speech recognition process.
Speech recognition can optionally connect to Apple's servers to complete the process.

Intense research and a lot of time spent with our new deaf-blind friends led us to a deep understanding of their condition and strong empathy. Led by their precious feedback I worked hard to ensure they'd have the smoothest experience with the app.KEY TAKEAWAYS01
Each country has a different method to
communicate. In Italy it's Malossi.
02
Generally people don't even know about
deaf blindess.
03
Communicating is impossibile by themselves, jeopardizing indipendence.
04
They would love to be free from external
devices such as expensive keyboards.

After conducting user interviews and passing the feasability tests,
we focused on making an accessible flow, with coherent gestures that would apply throughout the whole app.
Finally also deafblind people can "hear", and only it takes it a 2-seconds-long tap. The App will automatically translate from Voice to Morse.
Listening, writing and speaking, will not be an barrier anymore.
We planned a learning curve of 15 minutes, and an onboarding to be set up with the caregiver.

As I mentioned before, the users can press for two seconds anywhere on the screen to "listen" to person speaking next two you.This screen is thought so that anyone can see that they are listening, The strong orange and the storng contrast ensure that even with minumum brightness will be possible to understand what is happening and to read "I am listening" from both sides of the phone.At this point you might ask yourself how does a deafblind person know when their interlocutor is done speaking or not.
Well, we did some magic here too.
We created our own haptic pattern. The phone practically vibrates while someone is speaking, similarly to what we feel in our chest.The App recognizes when someone stops speaking, so it stops listening and start translating into Morse. All automatic.Believe me, it's harder to explain than to experience it.