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A new website is taking picture books and making them accessible in all forms of communication. What a clever idea, says Charlotte Ronalds
Signed Stories (www.signedstories.com) is a free website from ITV that contains well-known stories fully accessible in sound, sign, text, pictures and animation. Designed primarily to help improve the literacy of deaf children, it also has great potential for hearing children. And, with a pledge that they will upload one new book every week, the site is well worth a look. Below are some activities that focus on just two of the books available – there are many more.