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An App/Software Project
By Tianee, Saray, Denise, & Jhamiyah
Middle School Students from Mouse & DIIT Design League @ MS 582
We Speak

About this Project:

Hi, our names are Tianee, Saray, Denise, & Jhamiyah. We are 7th grade student at M.S. 582. We have created an app called WeSpeak. This app is designed to help people with speech disabilities. We chose to help the people with speech disabilities because communication is important and speech apps usually have no emotion so you can’t really tell how they are feeling.

This app will assist people with speech disabilities by giving them a voice that truly represents them in gender, emotion, and region.

When we created the app, we tried to really look through the eyes of people who can’t talk or have speech disabilities and from there ask ourselves what would we like if we couldn't speak. We also have a teammate with a family member who can’t speak well.

We are happy with the way our app turned out because there are many resources and features to the app that can help people with speech disabilities socialization skills.

If we had more time to refine our app, we would like to add more to the chat room and safety features. That will happen with further updates.

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Community Feedback:

Great Design
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Feedback from the Judges:

Shea Molloy 👏 Vectors and Illustrations Specialist at Adobe Stock — Emoti-Con Judge
These designs are gorgeous and I love the way you've laid out how this app could be fun to use! Great job identifying and relating to your users.

Will Turnage 👏 Director of Technology at I&CO — Emoti-Con Judge
This is an excellent idea, and you've done a wonderful job here of thinking through all of the things that can go into building a mobile app -- whether that's accepting the terms or figuring out which features are free and which features are premium. You've clearly thought a lot about the people who would use this app, and I think it would be great to share this idea with some of them to see what they think about it.

Mickell Ford 👏 Aluminati Member at The Emoti-Con Steering Committee — Emoti-Con Judge
This project could truly have some meaningful real world usage, I could really see it! Although I'd be careful about making too many of these incredible features only accessible through payment, It's interesting that you gave time to think about what the paid service would look like.

The presentation itself was very eye catching and beautifully uniform. Using the same color palette and fonts throughout. It's clear y'all really put a lot of effort into the verbiage used and the features that were designed. Good work all around!

Feedback from the Community:

👏 a College Representative
This app has potential. I believe it can be going places. Hopefully, it gets the recognition it deserves.
Gesmeiry 👏 a Middle School Student
This project is very smart and creative
Mrs. Stewart 👏 a Teacher from NYC
I am so proud of how young scholars are pathing the way with innovative ideas. Very creative.
Amiah 👏 a Middle School Student from Ny
Wow this is great I can’t believe students this young can create such Beautiful things that help the community
Cantaloupe 👏 a High School Student from America
Wow the effort illustrated really depicts how hardworking and attentive the minds of the up and coming future are. You did not only enliven the app idea with the display you were thorough just showing how much care and tending to you put in it. This app could definitely be used to help people with speech disabilities if put into play. \_{-,_.-}_/
Rafael 👏 a Parent from Nyc
Very helful and thoughtful app for people with speech disabilities
Kristibell 👏 a Community Member from Ny
Very thoughtful and also fun!!
Extremely excited to see the final outcome!! This idea is brilliant
Victor 👏 a Community Member from Kids Breaking League
This is so cool. Would love to collab on an app if you are interested
Mindy Maldonado 👏 a Community Member
This idea is very inclusive and could be very helpful to people with speech disabilities.
Lisa 👏 a Parent
As a parent I believe this app is the most realistic and understanding knowledge that could be. I believe whoever explores this app will be satisfied.
Geneva 👏 a Community Member from Bronx
Great work kids
Shanequa 👏 a Parent from Brooklyn, NY- I Am God's Promise Foundation
This idea is very encouraging and thoughtful for persons with speech disabilities. Definitely necessary for advanced communications to improve relay. Thank you all for your hard work and creativity!
James 👏 a Parent from Brooklyn/NY
I think this app will help a lot of people with speech disorder to communicate more and be understood with family and friends
Elizabeth 👏 a Teacher from Bronx
Wonderful, innovative work!! You young ladies should be so proud of yourselves!
👏 a Teacher
I really enjoyed reading about this app. This app will become very helpful to both seniors(elderly) and to young people. This app really depicts how important it is for people with speech disabilities to get more help communicating.
Maria 👏 a Community Member
I love that there is a group of young people who created this idea because not most people take people with speech impartments or dysarthria seriously. Its really moving to see that there is someone out there who cares.
Jadah 👏 a High School Student from Brooklyn
As a high school student who has a hard time pronouncing my words and speaking this app seems as though it would be very useful to me.
Stephanie 👏 a Community Member
I love this idea!
Cristy 👏 a Middle School Student
This app would be the bomb!
Rachel 👏 a College Representative from Brooklyn
I seriously would download this app for my grandma. This would be very useful for her and I hope that the hard-working young people who came up with this idea go through with it in the future.
Ezekiel 👏 a Parent from Africa/Ghana
I am so proud to see such a creative innovation from a young student is awesome.
Ebony 👏 a Community Member from United states
These apps are a great idea
Taina 👏 a High School Student from Providence Rhode Island
I love you Tianee proud of you❤️
Ziniyah 👏 a High School Student
Its a nice idea and will help people socialize more frequently and easily.
Leah 👏 a Teacher from New York
This is a great idea! I know individuals with speech impediments and they would love this!
👏 a High School Student from Brooklyn
Great concept
Maria 👏 a Parent from Ocala, Florida
I think this is absolutely amazing. First off, the fact that young students came together and think of something that benefits others is incredible. I love the fact that it doesn’t just speak for a person with disabilities, it helps them really EXPRESS how they feel. Things often get lost in text even for those without disabilities, but allowing for the emotion to be heard, is huge and wonderful. Great job.
👏 a Community Member from New York
What an innovative app idea, love the concept and how the app was presented. Great job girls
Vanessa 👏 a Parent from Brooklyn, NY
My cousin is deaf, this would be very helpful to her, very unique idea.
Katharine 👏 a Community Member
Keep working hard and being amazing thinkers girls!
👏 a Middle School Student
Maria 👏 a Community Member from Staten island
Awesome Idea!!
Good luck
Arlene 👏 a Parent from Brooklyn
I think this is a great app for anyone who has a disability with speech and hearing. Where I work, I have experienced difficulty communicating and understanding customers and this app would definitely be beneficial not only for them but for me too.
Angel 👏 a Community Member from Brooklyn
This is an excellent app created by today's youth to assist the disabled.
Lydia 👏 a Parent from Queens, N.Y.
👍Loved the" We Speak "Project , Wonderful idea for the disabled , will help them communicate better. Amazing idea girls. 👏👏
Velez 👏 a Teacher from Brooklyn
What an amazing idea! I am beyond impressed! Keep up the good work!
👏 a Community Member
Awesome project, very useful for people with disabilities
Maddy !! (She/They) 👏 a High School Student from the LGBTQ Community
I love this app so much! It's so great and I know that this is gonna win for sure. My friend who's selective mute would love this app as much as I do. As soon as it's out on App Store, lmk. I love how the members who made it are all female, #GIRLPOWER! When you guys win, just remember that anything is possible if you believe that you can achieve it. WHICH YOU CAN!! *pansexual sparkles* ・゚:* 🌈・゚:* 🏳️‍🌈 ✨
👏 a High School Student from Brooklyn, Ny
This is an amazing concept. keep up the great work!
Carmen 👏 a Parent from Lynn Massachusetts
Great app will help people more to help people with disability
Briana 👏 a Parent from Brooklyn
I love it , great app
Anthony 👏 a Parent from Brooklyn
Awesome app , help a lot of more people with disability
T-Bot 👏 a Middle School Student
Outstanding design, and a very good idea on how to improve or better, communication for those who are unable to speak. This app could give those with speech disabilities new opportunities to socialize, meet new people, and make new friends.
jaylisa 👏 a High School Student
This is very good idea for an app for all people to socialize and make friends no matter the differences.
Tamia 👏 a High School Student
I love this idea and I feel like it’ll be very beneficial for anyone to use.
Dina 👏 a Teacher from NYC
This is a great app that focuses on language and diversity!
Josian 👏 a Middle School Student
This is a good app because it is educational because all kids or adults can
learn from this app.
Alysha 👏 a Middle School Student from M.S.582
This was really nice great work everyone😝
Jacob 👏 a Middle School Student from New York
1/10 8 it was great if the words were not designed a lot 10
Sandy 👏 a Technology Professional
This is an excellent real-world idea that can help bring people together. I love the simple-to-use features and design while the background is robust and high-tech. Love it
Ms. L 👏 a Community Member from Brookyln
This is amazing! Would love to see more of it. Cheers to the team members ! Great job.