- Signly conceived by Mark Applin with Deafax, our founding partner.
- Research into the marketplace reveals no comparable app.
- Early prototypes are built in-house, tested and validated. The tech works.
- Signly is deployed by Roald Dahl Museum and Storytelling Centre. Testing by d/Deaf groups and schools enables us to hone the style of signing, placement of Signposts and length of signed content. The app launches to rave reviews.
- BBC cover Signly on breakfast TV.
- Due to TV coverage, word spreads fast.
- Signly enters into discussions with early adopters Lloyds and LOROL. Internal trials and research commence. User feedback in a lab environment enable tweaks to the Signly experience.
- Network Rail adopt Signly for their Level Crossing safety campaigns.
- Our devs continue to develop the offer. Signly is now a robust framework, not just a concept.
- Signly starts to build partnerships and think about scaling the platform into different sectors.
- Plans for a global version of the product take shape.
- Lloyds Banking Group commence a customer facing trial.
- Network Rail Signly enable all their level crossing safety campaigns.
- Nominated a semi-finalist of the 2017 European Social Innovation Competition – Equality Rebooted. One of 30 semi-finalists chosen from nearly 800 entries from across Europe.
- Jodi Awards 2017 winner in partnership with The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre.
- Heritage in Motion Awards 2017 Special Mention.
- European Social Innovation Competition 2017 Finalist.
- Winner of Network of the Financial Innovation Awards 2017 for Best Financial Inclusion or Outreach Initiative for Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with Signly.
In the News
Lloyds Press Release
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre case study (opens in new tab)
Lloyds Banking case study (opens in new tab)
T-TRIG Disruption App Feasibility Study (opens in new tab)