Wednesday, August 28, 2013

RIDBC Auslan Tutor: Key Signs for iPad (free)

Did you know that children can learn sign language before they learn to talk? From around 9mths, babies can begin to tell you what they want/need by using sign language.

Put together by the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, this free app is a fantastic reference tool for learning key signs to communicate through sign language. Each country has its own unique sign language and this app is specific for Australia, using the Australian sign language of Auslan.

This free app includes 150 key Auslan signs, sorted into categories such as food & drink, around the house, clothing, transport etc. Each sign has a picture showing the hand shape used.  It also has a video clip demonstrating the sign.

~ Cas P.

From iTunes:
"Learn how to communicate 150 common Auslan signs, like “please,” “thanks,” and “how are you?” Each sign is clearly presented, with a photo of the handshape used to form the sign and a video clip demonstrating how the sign is produced.

The app also includes the Auslan alphabet - so you can learn how to fingerspell and numbers 0-10.

The RIDBC Auslan Tutor: Key Signs was developed by staff at RIDBC, in consultation with expert Auslan users."

If you would like to download this app, please support Smart Apps for Special Needs and click on this button:

Key Signs
(Free, iPad/iPhone)

Full Version
($41.99, iPad/iPhone)

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