Adapting Signs - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

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Adapting Signs

Developed by a team of vision loss and technology specialists, this app helps children with vision loss and additional needs develop the key signs they need to communicate with their families or carers.

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Adapting Signs App

RIDBC Adapting Signs: An adaptive approach to signing for those who have Vision Impairment and additional needs

Learn how to adapt signs for children with significant vision impairment and additional needs. Some children who have vision impairment and additional needs may not develop speech and may require another way to communicate their message, such as simple signing. However, some children with significant vision impairment cannot see signs clearly and may require some signs to be adapted to best meet their individual needs.

RIDBC’s Adapting Signs App provides information to help families decide whether adapting signs will suit their child’s needs, teaches how to adapt signs, and provides practical tips to best support a child to learn a sign.

Features Include

Information about vision impairment, video footage showing the step-by-step process, a small set of suggested already adapted signs, and an individualised sign dictionary to record your own signs. These features assist families to understand and use this individualised approach to signing.

For general enquiries or support

Phone: +61 2 9872 0369
Email the Apps team