Deaf people and those with hearing loss presently have limited access to audio-visual and entertainment content such as movies, TV shows, concerts, plays, videos, and so on. As such, they have fewer opportunities to experience what others can enjoy.
The project aims to develop companion content (sign language videos and subtitles) for deaf people and those with hearing loss, so they can better enjoy audio-visual content with the rest of society.
There will be close collaboration with the Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) to engage sign language interpreters, as well as co-manage the activation, engagement, and sustained participation of the deaf community. This project will also engage the deaf community, encouraging them to contribute via creation and/ or co-curation of companion content, while people without hearing loss could contribute content such as fan-generated subtitles. Increased interactions between deaf people and the community can nurture empathy and inclusivity.
Deaf people and those with hearing loss will be able to experience what many other people already enjoy - go to the cinema, watch the latest TV shows, learn from videos, and so on.
GranteeWika Media Pte Ltd
BeneficiariesPersons with disabilities
more about grantee
Wika Media Pte Ltd is a private company in Singapore with experience in mobile communications, IT and media. Wika has a companion content service (synchronised delivery of dub tracks, audio commentaries, foreign language subtitles, and so on.) and it hopes to continue to serve the larger hearing, deaf and hard-of-hearing community.