Little girls of today are women of tomorrow. And, when you hear the inspiring stories of young girls changing the world for good, you feel optimistic about the future and role of women in it.
At an age when most of us are lost watching TV shows and movies, Hirranyaa Rajani has developed an app to help deaf kids.
A student at the Oberoi International School in Mumbai, Hirranyaa developed an app that could help train hearing-impaired people in sign language from their own homes.
How It All Started
With the help of an online platform White Hat Jr, Hirranyaa learned how to code. And when she had enough experience in coding, she planned to build an app.
The first thing that she thought was how to build an app to help people like her brother with special needs.
While struggling to find how she could use her coding skills to help his brother, who is confined to a wheelchair, she realized she could instead help people with hearing impairments.
So finally, she created an app that teaches a deaf person the sign language from the comfort of their own home.
How App Works:
The app works like a digital flashcard system that shows digital animation of the respective sign when you pick one of the basic words available in the app.
It has another feature where the user enters a word that they need to know in sign language, and the app translates them into the respective signs. This is called finger spelling i.e. a method to spell out a word in sign language.
The kids who are born deaf or people who have permanently lost their hearing in adulthood would definitely find this app useful.
Hirranyaa is still working hard on her coding skills in the hopes to help her brother in the future.
But in the meantime, we at IFORHER want to applaud her courage for building such a valuable app at the age of seven.
We wish Hirranyaa all the best for her future endeavors and hope her story will inspire many more to develop solutions for helping people with special needs.