“First of all, the student can receive all the information she needs on her SmartPhone or tablet in class, and later, as everything is recorded on a YouTube channel, she can access this platform and see everything that happened in the classroom,” explains Diego Carrero, technology director at Aptent.
The results of this project will benefit the nearly 300 hearing-impaired students enrolled in one of 26 special schools in the Autonomous Region of Madrid. These schools have sign language experts and consultants and teachers specialized in hearing and language (source: Autonomous Region of Madrid Department of Social Affairs).
Aptent Soluciones is a technology-based spin-off consisting of experts in accessibility to communication and new technologies. It originated in the CESyA project, developed in the Technologies for Accessibility Laboratory at the UC3M Science Park. Since its inception, Aptent has been linked to the Science Park Business Incubator, and this collaboration makes it possible to discover opportunities and encourage different synergies, as was the case of this kind of innovative public procurement tendered by the Autonomous Region of Madrid.