Sign 4 Me – A Signed English Translator
If you’re looking to learn sign language, look no further
Sign 4 Me is a wonderful App that does exactly what it says on the tin. If you’ve ever thought of learning sign language then this App is perfect, coming with a broad lexicon to help you along. While reviewing Sign 4 Me we were only able to find very few words that weren’t able to be signed.
Using it is quick and easy. Just type in what you want the avatar to sign and he’ll act out each word for you with subtitles letting you know which one he’s doing, while you can alter the speed and camera angle to get a better look at the gestures.
There’s a limited selection of stock phrases to use but if you want to learn sign language rather than just getting him to sign swear words (which he won’t) you’ll probably be writing your own stuff anyway.
However, our main grievance with the App is that the avatar often spells our unnecessary words and doesn’t stick to the conformities of modern sign language, which can be confusing if you’re a beginner. Also, there’s no additional information or tips on sign language, which would again be useful for a novice.
If we’re honest though, there’s no App that comes close to how excellent and simple this is to use to learn sign language, so if you’re in need then pick it up.
A great starting point for sign language rookies
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