Just before Christmas last year, we covered how Huawei was focusing on accessibility needs by introducing StorySign via its phones. We absolutely loved the initiative and were very impressed. In a recent release, they have just announced that they are adding The Lonely Penguin to the library. This can be viewed via their phones such as P30 Pro or the Mate 20 Pro.
Read below for more details, and you can watch the film below too.
HUAWEI EXPANDS STORYSIGN LIBRARY WITH THE ADDITION OF THE LONELY PENGUIN
Ben Cohen makes surprise appearance at Frank Barnes School For Deaf Children in London to take part in special story time session
London, UK – 26th June 2019 – Huawei, the global technology leader, has today revealed the addition of popular children’s book, The Lonely Penguin to its StorySign library. The occasion was marked with a very special visit from clinically deaf former Rugby player and Strictly Come Dancing alumni, Ben Cohen, at the Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children in London.
The year one pupils were able to interact with the story themselves before being treated to a story time session like no other, which saw Ben Cohen help them discover the joys of The Lonely Penguin story through the StorySign app, all showcased on Huawei’s flagship handset, the P30 Pro.
Pioneered by Huawei, StorySign was created to provide a unique reading experience and to help open the world of books to deaf children. The app which uses the power of Huawei’s AI, is used in conjunction with a smartphone and a children’s book. People simply hold their phone up to the words on the page and the App’s avatar, ‘Star’ signs the story as the printed words are highlighted – this helps parents and children to learn to read together, and at their own pace.
The Lonely Penguin joins classic children’s title, Where’s Spot on the StorySign app with four more titles to be added this summer and throughout the rest of 2019.
To find out more and learn how you can help, visit www.storysign.com. Donations can be made via the StorySign campaign hub on the Huawei website and all money raised will support deaf child literacy projects across Europe, with a percentage invested into more books for StorySign.