- Year: 2020
- Award: WSA Young Innovators
- Category: Young Innovators
- Producer: Arhum Ishtiaq, Azima Dhanjee
- Country: Pakistan
- URL: https://www.connecthear.org/why-we-started
ConnectHear offers a VRS application with interpretation services for the deaf in Pakistan. Global stats on deafness indicate over 900 million people will have disabling hearing loss by 2050. ConnectHear also addresses the need for sign language interpretation by working with local governments to standardize the profession with private certification programs. ConnectHear is Pakistan’s largest sign language content producer, giving the deaf a voice by normalizing sign language literacy.