About HDJ

The “Talking With Julis” program was introduced in Panama to attend kids from the National School for the Deaf in the Panamanian Institute for Special Training, who now have a technology solution to break communication and language barriers.

The HCJ tool has received several awards, including the Social Innovator of the Year 2015 by MIT Technology Review.


  • Achieve Total Communication: allow people who can not speak to communicate with anyone in any place.
  • Improve pronunciation
  • Improve reading
  • Improve writing
  • Expanding Vocabulary
  • Work Spelling
  • Develop basic repertoire of learning: attention, concentration, description, observation, among others.

Achievements to date

More than 40 children use the classroom
They use 5 teachers and 3 executives.
Average use: 25 hours per week.

After two months of implementation, teachers identify progress in children that were not evidenced without the use of software, such as:

  1. Children have come to understand the difference between eating and drinking (drinking). This differentiation is very difficult to achieve in traditional way.
  2. an increase in children’s vocabulary is noted.
  3. The structuring of language have improved.
  4. Are using the articles and adjectives. There are not making mistakes when using the right article for “child” and “child” anymore.
  5. The program includes other disabilities, such as the case of a child with pervasive.