iPad has just released a new app for story telling aimed at deaf and hard-of-hearing children. It’s called The Baobab.
The app tells the story of “a curious little girl who embarks on an adventure”, aided by watercolor-style illustrations, English text and a video-narrator using American Sign Language (ASL).
There’s also a glossary of 170 English words with their ASL equivalents. The app has been published by Gallaudet University in the US, which promises that the app is easy enough for kids to use it by themselves.
Be warned: the inclusion of video means the app is very large – a 793MB download – so make sure you have enough space on your iPad to contain it. It features American Sign Language.
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