What Free Apps Are Available to Learn Sign Language?


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Some free applications to learn sign language include ASL Coach, Marlee Signs and Sign Language for Beginners. Other applications include WeSign Basic, Learn Basic Sign Language and Sign Language Dictionary. Most of these applications are compatible with Android devices, iPads and iPhones.

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ASL Coach teaches the signs of the alphabet and the numbers from one to nine. Marlee Signs, a product of Marlee Matlin, the famous deaf actress, takes the users through common sign language expressions. This product includes a video feature which allows users to play the signs in slow-motion to study them closely. The Sign Language for Beginners application teaches users how to sign common numbers, letters and a few words.

Unlike other sign language applications, WeSign Basic teaches school-related conversations between parents and deaf children. The Learn Basic Sign Language application is slightly different from other sign language applications in that it provides an in-depth overview of basic signs, describing every verb and noun used in sign language, and providing detailed illustrations of signs to instill a more thorough understanding of the topic. To effectively learn sign language, users are encouraged to focus on one set of signs at a time rather than study many different signs simultaneously.

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