April 2nd, 2014
Imagine a world where we can create sculptures and artworks that last through time. A world where we can run a business in a booming city and serve gourmet cuisine recognized by international experts. A world where we can design technology for our own community in our own way. A world where we can create our legacy through metal, through wood, through art, through food, and through Convo Mobile.
We’ve made a tradition of playing an April Fool’s joke the past three years, but this year we decided to go 100% real, because there are so many real stories we want to share instead… You can call it a reverse April Fool’s!
Yes, it’s for real: All the artwork in the commercial were made by Deaf artists!
Sculpture by Douglas Tilden in San Francisco
Wooden stand by Ron Trumble in Mozzeria
Linocut print by David Call in Mozzeria
There are rich stories in the world of Deaf art, and Mozzeria is covered with it. The narrow restaurant features artworks by five Deaf artists, two of whom are in our Talking About Art series, Bex and Nancy!
Yes, it’s for real: Mozzeria is a Deaf-owned restaurant recently recognized by a renowned organization for their authentic Napoletan pizzas!
Mozzeria is a successful restaurant in a busy district of San Francisco. The Deaf-owned and Deaf-run business has received certification from Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, making Mozzeria only the third restaurant in San Francisco and the only Deaf-owned pizzeria in the world with the AVPN seal. Their pies are considered “true Neapolitan pizzas”, and they sure are delicious! Read more about it here.
Yes, it’s for real: The new Convo Mobile app has the Maps feature!
It used to take more than one app and oh-so-many clicks to find a restaurant in a neighborhood and then to call for reservations, but now everything’s in one place. Search for a business in Convo Mobile and simply tap the green call button to connect right there. We are proud to introduce Maps to VRS.
Yes, it’s for real: The entire commercial was shot with an iPhone 5s with an entirely Deaf team!
The technology at our fingertips today is truly amazing. As it continues to advance, we will continue to explore how it can be to our benefit. We shot this entire commercial with an iPhone 5s with an entirely Deaf team. Convo Mobile was also 100% designed by a Deaf team. From making it even easier to connect to others from your phone to bringing you new commercials shot from our phones, technology has changed the way we live. We choose for that change to be for the better.
This is our world today.