Deaf and hearing children benefit from creative storytelling website

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Thursday 17 December 2009.

Hundreds of hearing and deaf children are enjoying some of the best books every day in sign language, English and animation on the Signed Stories website.

A spokesperson from Aussie Deaf Kids said the website is a “great initiative” for families and teachers who are “starved for this kind of resource”.

Signed Stories is being viewed in classrooms in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia where they are shared by deaf and hearing children, those with special educational needs and those learning English as a second language.

Malcolm Wright, managing director ITV SignPost said: “Signed Stories is a tool that encourages synergy between school and home because all children can use the same stimulating resources. Signed Stories has been designed and built with real inclusion at its heart.”

In addition to stories, the website offers free downloadable resources for parents, carers and teachers, and there’s a forum to encourage interactivity and the sharing of ideas.

For more information and to view the signed stories, go to www.signedstories.com

Via UK Trade and Investment Australia