HELP Smartphone app which teaches sign language. A SIGN language school is having international success after developing a smartphone app to teach the skill.
The Seen To Be Heard UK school, based at Blackburn’s Ewood Park, is having success abroad thanks to innovative new software. Seen To Be Heard UK’ (STBH) has developed a child-friendly app that is being used by teachers and pupils to learn sign language.
It aims to make sign language more accessible and promote deaf awareness in schools in the UK and America. The software, Primary Sign, provides teachers with customisable lesson plans and includes interactive games children can play at school or at home. It has been designed to be fun as well as educational, and is presented by a selection of animated characters.
The software is available from Apple’s app store and a version can be accessed via Edmodo, a popular social media website for American teachers. It is also being used by schools in the UK.