Education

The World’s First Animated, British and American Sign Language, Storytelling App

Signed Stories is an award-winning iPhone and iPad application, designed and developed for ITV SignPost by Komodo Digital and published by ITV Broadcasting Limited.

The first of it's kind iOS app was designed from scratch with an easy to use, intuitive navigation. Using British and American Sign Language, the app makes watching stories and playing games fun and inclusive for everyone.

Setting the Scene

Signed Stories is an iPhone and iPad application designed and developed for ITV SignPost by Komodo Digital and published by ITV Broadcasting Limited.

Signed Stories has been developed by sign language experts to make brilliant books accessible to deaf and hearing children, and those with special educational needs including Autism, Dyslexia, Down’s Syndrome, Asperger’s and Cerebral Palsy.

Reading Stories on the Move

The Signed Stories app was designed from scratch with an easy to use, intuitive navigation that features big touch points so that watching stories and playing games are easy and fun for everyone. Learners can personalise their bookshelf with their own name, and further, customise the look and feel of the app by choosing from one of nine beautifully detailed backgrounds, complete with a selection of brightly coloured characters.

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The app integrates with ITV Signed Stories’ Content Management System which also powers the Signed Stories website. This means that the video files, the book cover and the other assets for each new story only need to be uploaded to the CMS once, streamlining the production and distribution process.

An iPhone version enables reading stories on the move, which can synchronise purchases so that they’re also available across devices. Impressively, there are currently over 100 books available to buy with a choice of either American Sign Language or British Sign Language, with many more on their way!

We worked with Komodo Digital, based in central Newcastle, because we are North East-based and keen to work with North East talent as the digital talent up here is excellent.
Malcolm WrightDIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION, ITV SIGNPOST

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