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About this app

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.


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 has been developed in close partnership with the European Union of the Deaf, local deaf associations and deaf schools, and developed with classic children’s titles from Penguin Books.
Updated on
Mar 30, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

371 reviews
A Google user
December 13, 2018
This app has so much potential and I really wanted to like it however it's extremely confusing. On looking into things further it seems you need the physical book but when you search for help or information on the app you are presented with 3 pictures which do not really explain anything. There needs to be an option to use the physical book or purchase it within the app. I really hope that some improvements and clarifications are made, definitely would love to use.
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A Google user
December 30, 2018
This app could be great it has the potential and great goals in mind but one book is not enough! I would also say that it does seem pointless doing the camera scan if you only support certain books and cant use any book the owner has, you may as well just sell digital books with the animations attached! If this could read any of my kids books then i would give it 5 stars. I know it is a challenge but great start so far and with the introduction of more books maybe digital versions then deffo 5*
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A Google user
March 4, 2020
So, there are several clear problems with the app that need addressing. The only instructions or help are three unclear, unuseable icons.. It seems one must own the book and this is mentioned in a small (i) icon once a "book" is downloaded, but no mention is made of what to do to make it work. Another user mentions that the app only works for huawei which would be fair if that was mentioned by the developer. User-testing is tricky, but the app is currently unuseable. Best of luck, fixing it.
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What's new

Essential updates to Privacy Policies and hosting. In order to be able to download new books and continue using all functionality of the app you will need to update the app. Please see Privacy Policy for changes.