Creating accessibility for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Updated: Feb 27, 2021
SpeakSee was inspired by ceo and co-founder Jari's parents being deaf.
The SpeakSee product and services therefor emerge from a deep understanding of their users and their challenges. Hence they are always looking to engage with their community of users and listen to them with heart and intent.
SpeakSee microphones live capture the speech what's being said during in-person group meetings and transcribes it into text on a smartphone, in real time. This way people with hearing loss can read what's being said.
SpeakSee can identify the speakers, which appear in different colours on the smart device. This way it is easy to see who says what.
SpeakSee can be used on smartphones, laptops and desktops. The SpeakSee app will be available for iOS and Android devices.
SpeakSee uses an array of sensors, the microphone intelligently isolates and captures speech from the user and rejects noise from other sources.
The system supports up to 9 microphones at a time.
SpeakSee as the 1st case in our Integrated Capital Lab
SpeakSee was the first case that was presented and discussed with a broad range of different financiers in our first Integrated Capital Lab (ICL) of January 2019. It was a great kick-start of the ICL proposition for both SpeakSee and Generous Minds, as SpeakSee was successfully challenged and financed for it's financial need at that time, and with serious intentions to co-finance SpeakSee in future financing rounds too.
As time went on SpeakSee developed in line with the expectations and in close collaboration with SpeakSee we keep track and support them with integrated capital for the next growth stages.
“Generous Minds has ensured that we have access to a very high-quality network of social investors that fit in well with our vision. We are currently in advanced discussions with various parties that we know either directly through the Integrated Capital Lab or through the network.”- Jari Hazelebach, CEO & Founder SpeakSee
Generous Minds experts and network support
In line with our philosophy we introduce our Generous Minds experts and network were relevant, joined forces to increase the chances of success and impact. In this way support is given on the product design and production aspects of SpeakSee by Ronald Lewerissa. And exploring the support of Maarten Broekema to get SpeakSee reimbursed from health insurers. Besides that allround legal support on various aspects is given by our Generous Minds partner BvdV.
Personally SpeakSee is one of my favorite entrepreneurs that we actively support with our Generous Minds & Money. Jari is very authentic and professional, and a nice person to work with! It's great to experience how he, together with his impact driven team, is developing SpeakSee to the next level making the desired impact to the life of the deaf and hard of hearing. Please click below to see some first reactions of users experiencing SpeakSee for the first time in their live.