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Apps for Hearing Impairment

Apps our apps are desiged to be used by children with deafness or hearing impairment.

Special iApps was created by parents with direct experience of hearing impairment: Bev and Colin's son William has conductive hearing loss and has worn hearing aids from when he was quite young.

We ensure that all our apps support children with a hearing impairement by having:

  • No distracting background sounds
  • Included audio is clear and spoken slowly
  • Options are included to select when audio is used
  • All of our apps can be used without audio
  • Several apps allow you to record your own voice

Featured App - My 1st Signs 

My 1st Signs - home

Developed in association with Cath Smith, author of the popular Let's Sign BSL Series, and teachers of the deaf, My 1st Signs helps children to learn signs through activities that encourage sign and word recognition. 

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The app includes over 200 corresponding Let's Sign illustrations, and is suitable for BSL learners and those who use Sign Supported English (SSE) or Makaton.

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What Our Users Say

“She picked up the signs very quickly. Her confidence to use her signs to communicate improved and she began initiating conversations herself. I actively encourage her to sign in group time and we teach the other children too.”

Ms Hills, Teaching Assistant

"There are a number of principles that have been followed to ensure that Special iApps work well for children who might find other educational apps overwhelming or inaccessible. Their success is what makes them such well-rounded and useful apps."

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