In only 3 of the 190 countries supported by The Nokia Ovi Store, there are more than 20 million people living with a hearing disability.
South Africa has more than 1.5million deaf citizens, in the USA the number is closer to 9million and in the UK it’s around 8.9million.
With such a high number of deaf people globaly surely there should be an easy way for regular hearing folks to learn even the most basic of Sign Language to help narrow the gap in communication between the hearing and the deaf.
In June 2010 AppCRAFT launched a series of free HandSign applications aimed at helping this community learn the Sign Language Alphabet. Since going live over 17000+ friends have tuned in to learn Sign Language from home. With this in mind,
I am happy to announce that a new low cost mobile tool is now available to help both hearing and non hearing Nokia users learn the Sign Language Alphabet. Introduing eSign
eSign is built on top of our award winning eLiteracy framework and contains fun flash card style educational games for the whole family. The aim of this new guide is to make learning the sign language alphabet more fun and interactive. As with all languages, starting with the ABC’s is best. We hope to also soon release more advanced features, teaching words, and sentences etc.
eSign is now available exclusivly in the Nokia Ovi Store and is free to download for a limited time period. Get it while it’s FREE!
Currently available in
We are still ironing out a few small audio issues on Symbian 3 devices and these will be addressed in the next version going live in a few days time. Since AppCRAFT is still a very small startup, We thought best to share the app with the community even before fixing all the small bugs, this way we can get user feedback and see how best to adapt the guide in future versions. Your feedback is much appriciated and will go along way in making sure we deliver better and better products.