GovTech Challenges

How to improve access to public services for people with hearing difficulties?

Ministry of Social Security and Labour​ seeks to make it easier for people with hearing difficulties to access public services by automating translation ordering or translation services themselves.


  • There are about 4 500 people in Lithuania with hearing impairments;​
  • To contact someone, and especially to access public services over the phone, these people must book a sign language translator and wait;​
  • The deaf are no longer stigmatized, but they lack convenient tools.


  • Phase I: Development of a mobile application, solving the “communication triangle” (the requirement to manually order translation services in advance);​
  • Phase II: Application of artificial intelligence tool for real-time translation from / into sign language.

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