StorySign helps to open the world of books to deaf children. It translates children’s books into sign language, to help deaf children learn how to read.
There are 32 million deaf children in the world, many of whom struggle to learn to read. One of the main reasons being that deaf children can struggle to match printed words with the concepts they represent. With StorySign, we help change that.
HOW DOES STORYSIGN WORK?
Please make sure you have a physical copy of the book for StorySign to scan and bring to life.
STEP 1 - Download the app and click on the selected book from the StorySign Library
STEP 2 - Hold your smartphone over the words on the page of the book’s physical copy, and our friendly signing avatar, Star, signs the story as the printed words are highlighted
StorySign is a free app, that translates children’s books into 15 different sign languages: American Sign Language (ASL), British Sign Language (BSL), Australian Sign Language (Auslan), French Sign Language (LSF), German Sign Language (DSG), Italian Sign Language (LSI), Spanish Sign Language (LSE), Portuguese Sign Language (LGP), Dutch Sign Language (NGT), Irish Sign Language (ISL), Belgian Flemish Sign Language (VGT), Belgian French Sign Language (LSFB), Swiss French Sign Language (LSF), Swiss German Sign Language (DSGS) and Brazilian Sign language (LSB).
So far, the app offers five popular children’s books for each local sign language, including much-loved best-selling titles from Eric Hill’s Spot series.
StorySign, a Huawei initiative, has been developed in close partnership with local deaf associations, deaf schools and the European Union of the Deaf, designed by Aardman Animations, and developed with classic children’s titles from Penguin Books.