Making conversations accessible for the deaf



Adrien Montcoudiol
@adrienm · Mangrove cofounder
I met Thibault 3 years ago. He was just getting started with his vision of making communications between deaf & hearing people easier. The 1st project was a glove that would translate gestures into text, and today there's this app that can litterally change the life of 400 million deaf & hard-of-hearing people in the world 🙌

His story is incredible - he comes from a Deaf family - and I'd say this is a product that has been 25 years in the making.

Super excited to see them got this far. Would love @t_duchemin to explain his vision for this really unique product ;)
Ceci Mourkogiannis
@cecimetropolis · Founder, @Pie
I'm inspired by this team's commitment to solving problems faced by millions every day. I'd love to hear more about how you developed and tested the product during your beta.
Jon Lay
@jon_lay · Founder at hanno.co
I'm hard-of-hearing and I've been lucky enough to back this product right from the start with their IndieGoGo and help out the Ava team with some little design things here and there. It has come a long, long way since that initial alpha release!

I'm so excited about where Ava can potentially go in the next few years as their team gets a little bit bigger (they're hunting for some great devs and data scientists) and their AI starts to get better and better.

If you do give the app a go, my 1 tip would be to try it more than once. It can sometimes be a little scrappy when dealing with a strange accent or picking up your own voice, but I've been super impressed at how it self-improves after a couple of calls.

For me, this is such a HUGE, huge thing, that I really hope all the guys manage to make this a big success. They've put an insane amount of work into the product for years and they totally deserve to make it happen. I know there's a ton of people in the Deaf community who'll find this absolutely life-changing if it manages to take off.
Ryan Hoover
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Love this. Reminds me of Be My Eyes, an app to help the visually impaired see.
@cyrilpaglino · Building @HeyTribe
Beautiful mission.
I've first heard about AVA and Thibaut last year, when my deaf Mum told me about it. She was friends of Thibault's Mum. I can thanks Thibault and his team enough for working on this issue that make life easier for 400M people, my mum included. This project needs support and visibility.
Don't hesitate to spread the word !!!! Wish you the best guys.
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