[Android, iOS] (Android Expired) Free: "RIDBC Auslan Tutor" $0 @ Google Play & Apple App Store

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The RIDBC Auslan Tutor is a video-based Australian Sign Language teaching app.

The RIDBC Auslan Tutor has been designed to assist families of young deaf children learn Auslan. More than 500 Auslan signs are included.

Key features:
• Clear and easy to follow learning hierarchy
• Over 500 signs, each demonstrated multiple times in single signs, phrases and sentences
• Special Auslan grammar instruction for each sign
• Auslan Northern and Southern dialects
• Sign search
• Auslan alphabet
• Auslan numbers
• Categories
• Related signs

iOS Link Thanks to flyerone.
Android Link

Related Stores

ridbc.org.au
ridbc.org.au
Apple App Store
Apple App Store

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  • -1 vote

    Does every country have a different sign language?

  • Yes, i was surprised about that! Sometimes you can even have variations on the sign language inside the same country.

    • Sometimes you can even have variations on the sign language inside the same country.

      How do you sign "yeah but" for Queensland?

    • Auslan has variations in the same way English (In case of Australian English) has variations/dialects e.g. Northern Australia call this popular fish & chips item "Potato Scallops" while Southern Australia call them "Potato cakes". For example, there are 2 completely different ways to sign "car", in southern Australia, the sign resembles the motion of the old way of cranking up the cars to start up the car, using a crank. The northern variation, the sign resembles the actual motion holding the steering wheels while slightly steering left and right.

  • This is another alternative for Auslan app (iPad/iPhone only) https://apps.apple.com/au/app/openaccess-face-to-face/id5465...

  • Thanks OP, I've had an interest in learning sign language ever since learning the alphabet as a child from a page in the back of the telephone book.

  • Sign language is one of those things that could be universal among ALL nations. Pity it isn't though.

    Come to think of it, computer languages are in a similar position…
    …you could just have like three major ones (Assembly/Pure Number. C/low-level code. Java/high-level code).
    But for some reason we have like a hundred different alternatives, so there's plenty of devs/code that cannot talk to other devs/code. It's just inefficient, sorta like duplication of work.

    • This is a common view among non-deaf people, but fails to take into account how language actually develops.

      Unlike computer code, nobody sits down and 'writes' a natural language like this - it evolves within communities (in this case, deaf people within a region) as they seek to communicate with each other. Bearing in mind for most sign languages this happened well before the time of the internet and text messaging, it's obvious that interaction between deaf communities in other countries would have been almost non-existent, hence their languages evolved independently.

      Spoken languages were created in the same way, just over a much longer period of time - and there's hundreds of them around the world. The only reason some countries share a common spoken language is due to historical occupations.

      • True.
        I forgot that deaf people existed for thousands of years, and not just in the last 50 years. The same phenomena applies to coding as well, small communities and groups develop languages, but its not always adopted by others and more and more "standards" accumulate.

  • People should upvote the heck out of this, I think.

    • Agree! But the app size is very huge 616MB on android, must've been due to the video size

      • 926MB on iPhone - Phone doesn't have enough storage for long term use of this, but at least we've now "Purchased" it so I can always re-download if I upgrade to a device with more storage

    • You talked me into it.