Updated Apr 20, 2021

Ali Shabbar

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DeafTawk is an online sign language interpretation services that aims to empower the deaf community across the globe.

DeafTawk sparks an opportunity to bridge the communication gap between the deaf community and the rest of society. Deaf users can sign up, connect with qualified interpreters, and use the service to communicate with anyone, including doctors, teachers, cab drivers, and relatives. The barrier breaks down when communication starts, and it is only one click away with our mobile app.
DeafTawk sparks an opportunity to bridge the communication gap between the deaf community and the rest of society. Deaf users can sign up, connect with qualified interpreters, and use the service to communicate with anyone, including doctors, teachers, cab drivers, and relatives. The barrier breaks down when communication starts, and it is only one click away with our mobile app.
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2021
  

Stage 5: Scaling

We have piloted from Pakistan, and started our operations in Singapore. We have acquired 19k+ users from both Pakistan and Singapore. There have been plenty of request from countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia to start DeafTawk services.

Focus Areas:

Inclusive Education, Social Development, Inclusion and 1 MoreSEE ALL

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Implemented In:

Pakistan and Singapore

Pakistan and SingaporeSEE LESS

1
Key Partner
2
Countries Implemented In
19,128
Customers
18
Employees
$250,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

According to WHO, there are 466M deaf communities across the globe who are facing communicational barrier due to lack of availability of sign language interpreters. Deaf people are not able to communicate with the general public without sign language interpreter, hence excluding them out of full and effective participation in the society.

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Solution

DeafTawk built a mobile application which includes video calling platform. Through the app, deaf users are able to connect with certified interpreter in order to communicate with the general public.

Target Beneficiaries

Deaf Users are the main beneficiary in this case, because with the help of interpreter they are able to communicate with the general public, avail health services, employment opportunities, and education.

Mission and Vision

MISSION Ensuring full and effective participation of the deaf community across the globe through quality sign language interpretation services. VISION To empower the deaf community by unlocking the means to communicate using technology.

Competitive Advantage

We are the first market mover initiative with our prices being very low, reliability, quality services, and most importantly available 24/7

The Team Behind the Innovation

All 3 co-founders have been working on DeafTawk since its inception. Ali is looking after the Business Development part because of 10 years’ experience in marketing and business development. Wamiq is looking after technology as he is the first deaf computer engineer in Pakistan and Singapore having 8 years of experience as a Technical Lead. Abdul is looking after Operations since he has experience of managing operations of digital banking and consumer banking sectors of 8 years.

Milestone

Mar 2021
Funds RaisedPENDING
$277,000
Nov 2019
New Country Implemented In
Singapore
Jan 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
 
as part of
 Zero Project
Apr 2018
New Country Implemented In
Pakistan
Apr 2018
Created