An iPad book for the deaf

aug-techblogs-custom26.jpgEric Taub reviews Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy on the NY Times website today. He says:

that brings to it what the publisher, iStoryTime, says is a first: an iPad book complete with sign language for deaf children.

The $3 app offers three versions of this charmingly illustrated work: one that children can read themselves, one that would be read to them and one signed by a woman who stands off to the side of the screen, with the reduced-size book running next to her.

The signed version is actually a QuickTime movie, which can be paused by the user. The woman signing stands against a black background, her movements flowing flawlessly as the book is read aloud by an off-camera narrator.

In the end he feels that the book could have done a lot more with the content than it did, but let’s give it credit for leading the way to new things.

1 Comment on An iPad book for the deaf

  1. So Nice! so cute! but an iApp for the blind people? Any sleek touch on the glass that could be followed by the blind?More ipad info to “aneesoft ipad tutorial”…….

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