ITV has launched a major web-based initiative to improve the literacy of
thousands of deaf children.
www.signedstories.com, is a unique free online library of signed books and is ITV’s contribution to the 2008 National Year of Reading.
Backed by twelve leading UK publishers, The National Literacy Trust and a
host of stage, screen, literary and sporting icons, Signed Stories features
the best of contemporary children’s books in sign language with audio,
animation and text.
The £1.5 million initiative is designed to enable deaf children to access stories
at a much earlier age, and share in the joy and benefit of storytelling with
hearing family and friends.