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We have translated nearly 2 billion words since the Hand Talk Plugin was launched in Brazil.

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Illustration of Hugo and Maya, virtual ASL translators, with a demo of the plugin on desktop and mobile

✔️ We use Artificial Intelligence to break down the communication barriers between deaf and hearing people.

✔️ We use Artificial Intelligence to break down the communication barriers between deaf and hearing people.

✔️ Our technology can provide automatic translations from English to ASL (American Sign Language), translating all the written content and alternative texts in your website.

✔️ We have two friendly 3D virtual translators, Hugo and Maya, that make your website accessible for people who communicate in ASL.

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Why invest in digital accessibility?

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Learn what some of our clients have to say about our technology

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“Providing accessibility is in our Diversity & Inclusion journey. As we always want to grow closer to our customers, there is no other way to break down that communication barrier with deaf people”.

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“We brought the virtual translator Maya to our team as part of our journey to be the most inclusive company in the world. We have many deaf people working with us and now we get to offer this service to our clients”.

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“With the Hand Talk Plugin, along with some of our other inclusion actions, we are able to expand our service possibilities, elevating the quality and experience of our customers while promoting accessibility to all”.

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We are internationally recognized


Check out some of the awards we have won

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Best Social App in the World


Selected by the UN during the World Summit Award in 2013.

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Google AI Impact Challenge


One of the 20 selected organizations worldwide to participate in the program in 2019.

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Most Innovative Solution

in the World


Gifted Citizen Award in 2016.

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Introducing our founders

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Ronaldo Tenório

CEO of Hand Talk


He is an Advertising graduate and strategic communication specialist. He is the Executive Director of Hand Talk. Ronaldo was elected by Forbes magazine as one of the most promising young people in the country, and by MIT as one of the 35 most innovative young people around the world.

Ronaldo Tenório

CEO of Hand Talk


He is an Advertising graduate and strategic communication specialist. He is the Executive Director and co-founder of Hand Talk, one of the most awarded startups in Brazil, whose app was elected by the UN as the best social app in the world. Ronaldo was elected by Forbes magazine as one of the most promising young people in the country, and by MIT as one of the 35 most innovative young people around the world.

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Carlos Wanderlan

CTO of Hand Talk


He is a Systems Engineer, Technology Director of Hand Talk, and a software and app developer with over 20 years of experience programming. Besides his entrepreneurial experience, Carlos also worked developing technology in big companies.

Carlos Wanderlan

CTO of Hand Talk


He is a Systems Engineer, co-founder of Hand Talk, and a software and app developer with over 20 years of experience programming. Besides his entrepreneurial experience, Carlos also worked developing technology

in big companies.

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Thadeu Luz

CAIO of Hand Talk


He is the Artifficial Intelligence Director of Hand Talk, specialized in graphic animation. Thadeu is an architecture graduate from the Federal University of Alagoas, in Brazil, and a 3D animation graduate from Seneca College, in Toronto-CA.

Thadeu Luz

CAIO of Hand Talk


He is the Artifficial Intelligence Director and co-founder of Hand Talk, specialized in graphic animation. Thadeu is an architecture graduate from the Federal University of Alagoas, in Brazil, and a 3D animation graduate from Seneca College, in Toronto-CA.

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