Survey reveals 95 per cent of Brits would like to learn British Sign Language
Huawei has revealed its mobile app StorySign is now available on Apple iOS along with three new books in American Sign Language.
The launch marks the International Day of Sign Languages (September 23) and is part of Huawei’s commitment to producing technology for those with disabilities.
The StorySign app is free and is available on both Android and iOS, through the relevant app stores.
It is estimated that there are 32 million deaf children worldwide, with research from Censuswide showing that 81 per cent of Brits don’t know how to sign in British Sign Language (BSL).
Huawei’s Western Europe consumer business group Walter Ji said the move “reinforces Huawei’s commitment to helping more deaf children learn to read.”
While European Union of the Deaf executive director Mark Wheatley has welcomed the support from Huawei.
“The support that we have received from Huawei to date has had a genuine impact on deaf children and their families,” said Wheatley.
“Through our ongoing partnership, we are continuing to work closely to ensure that StorySign reaches as many families and communities as possible, helping us get one step closer to our shared ambition of helping more deaf children learn to read.”
The StorySign app is currently available across 11 countries in 13 languages including; UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal, Ireland and Australia.