Hiba, a Palestinian student living in Lebanon, has identified the challenges faced by over 466 million people globally with hearing impairments. Motivated to make a meaningful impact, she conceived “No Deafference,” a mobile application designed to facilitate communication for the hearing-impaired community. The app harnesses the power of mobile cameras to capture sign language, seamlessly translating it into spoken language and vice versa. With a deep passion for music, Hiba envisions that the app could also enhance the enjoyment of music for deaf individuals by incorporating vibrations and synchronized lyrics.
Through a Digital and Media Literacy Training Program supported by DOT Lebanon and the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund, Hiba brought her innovative idea to life.