December 5, 2019 – Vuzix Corporation and SignGlasses, a Utah-based provider of technologies and services that work in support of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities, have announced the commercial availability of sign language interpretation and captioning services on the Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals. According to Vuzix, Blade Smart Glasses using the SignGlasses application have already been placed into service within several businesses, educational institutions and, most recently, the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The SignGlasses remote interpretation and captioning services platform application combines Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses and off-site sign language interpreters and captioners to assure that people who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing have more options to engage with the world around them.
SignGlasses’ technology has been designed to expand and enhance communication access options in support of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals. The technology will be utilized in the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s museum to enable Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing guests to experience the “A Game of Life” holographic theater and the rotating Super Bowl theater. Guests will be able to utilize a SignGlasses-enabled pair of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses that will provide captioning services for these dynamic presentations.
“Vuzix has a long history of delivering augmented reality eyewear to their enterprise customers and their focus on wearability, user experience, and form factor is extremely important to our customers,” said Brandon Arthur, CEO of SignGlasses. “We believe our close collaboration with Vuzix is opening a new door of accessibility options that work in support of the communication access needs of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing communities.”
“The team at SignGlasses has done a terrific job maximizing the see-through waveguide optics and form factor of the Vuzix Blade to deliver an innovative solution that can assist Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals in and out of the classroom and the workplace,” said Paul Travers, President and Chief Executive Officer at Vuzix.
Video credit: Pro Football Hall of Fame/Twitter
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