StorySign 4+

Helping deaf children to read

Aardman Animations Ltd.

    • 4.0 • 3 Ratings
    • Free



StorySign helps to open the world of books to deaf children. It translates children’s books into sign language, to help deaf children learn how to read.

There are 32 million deaf children in the world, many of whom struggle to learn to read. One of the main reasons being that deaf children can struggle to match printed words with the concepts they represent. With StorySign, we help change that.


Please make sure you have a physical copy of the book for StorySign to scan and bring to life.

STEP 1 - Download the app and click on the selected book from the StorySign Library

STEP 2 - Hold your smartphone over the words on the page of the book’s physical copy, and our friendly signing avatar, Star, signs the story as the printed words are highlighted

StorySign is a free iOS app, that translates children’s books into 14 different sign languages: American Sign Language (ASL), British Sign Language (BSL), Australian Sign Language (Auslan), French Sign Language (LSF), German Sign Language (DSG), Italian Sign Language (LSI), Spanish Sign Language (LSE), Portuguese Sign Language (LGP), Dutch Sign Language (NGT), Irish Sign Language (ISL), Belgian Flemish Sign Language (VGT), Belgian French Sign Language (LSFB), Swiss French Sign Language (LSF) and Swiss German Sign Language (DSGS).

So far, the app offers five popular children’s books for each local sign language, including much-loved best-selling titles from Eric Hill’s Spot series.

StorySign has been developed in close partnership with the European Union of the Deaf, local deaf associations and deaf schools, and developed with classic children’s titles from Penguin Books.

What’s New

Version 1.14

Essential updates to Privacy Policies and hosting. In order to be able to download new books and continue using all functionality of the app you will need to update the app. Please see Privacy Policy for changes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Dsi2009 ,


I have hearing daughter. We are deaf married. I want to show her story sign because she can sign and speak. We love it. But can you add more popular books? I will recommend to anyone about that awesome app. Great job!!! Animation woman looks real. Love to use it and physical books. But can add digital book too? It will be nice.

Deaf Dad ,

Cool experience!

I couldn’t get it working on my iPhone, but I tried it out on someone’s Android phone. I’m amazed at the animation and I wished I can watch it on my phone again and again. I hope they’re able to do more books.

App Privacy

The developer, Aardman Animations Ltd., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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