About BrightSign

So why are we doing it?

Imagine a parent hearing the words ‘I love you’ from their deaf child for the first time. Imagine a speech-disabled patient having private conversations with his doctor without a translator in the room. Imagine a deaf person walking into a coffee shop and being able to order their own coffee without needing help from a friend.

That's why.

Our Team

We are a motivated team with expertise in design, programming and technology who dedicated years of research to develop technology that one day, may give a voice to those who cannot speak.

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Hadeel Ayoub


With a PhD in machine learning, and with a masters degree in Human Computer Interaction, Hadeel leads research and development for BrightSign.

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Ed Hill


A software developer and serial entrepreneur, Ed manages the company day to day and works on machine learning systems for the glove.

Erhan Uckun

Erhan Uckun

Director of Business Development

With over a decade of experience in the field, Erhan heads BrightSign's business development driving both local and global growth.

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Shrooq Iqbal


With experience in large organisations, including the public sector and a prominent marketing firm in the Middle East, Shrooq guides BrightSign's marketing.

Jana Gama

Jana Gama

Communications Assistant

Jana assists BrightSign with events and communications and is a vital part of the team in contact with users and stakeholders.

We're Hiring!

We are always looking to expand our team with new skills and expertise. Check out our current open positions and career opportunities, and get in touch with your CV!

Our Careers

Awards & Media

Look - we won! Here is just a few of the awards we have won with our sign language glove, and media outlets we've been featured in. We couldn't put all of them below, but this is a few of our favourites.

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