download the app

The Baby BSL app is available for download from GooglePlay and iTunes stores. The button below opens a QR code. Activate with your iPhone camera or Google scanning app. Please permit camera access and trust the source. You need the book to trigger the AR!


order the Book

Where is the Bird? ‘wakes’ augmented reality (AR) animations paired with videos of BSL signs creating an portable and immersive multimedia storybook. You must download the Baby BSL App to wake the AR animations. You need the app to trigger the AR!



Baby BSL is a prototype co-learning system that, when used together with our booklet, demonstrates videos and AR animations for ten BSL signs. Baby BSL is designed to be compatible with your everyday routine, whilst being playful and fun at the same time. Try to use the signs in the app for at least a couple of weeks. The more you interact with your child using signs, the more you will both learn. Baby may not sign back as quickly as you’d like, but they are watching, and they will enjoy playing with you.

Please feedback to us by email or through the app. We try to make as many of the changes you suggest as possible. Thank you in advance for your help, good or bad, it helps us to improve.

Changes suggested by user-testers are:

  • Torch switch to help AR in low lighting conditions.

  • Trigger AR from the vertical.

  • Video gallery to access signs on the move.

  • Toggle videos on/off in AR mode.

  • Lock the AR animation to the screen.

  • Fullscreen videos of the sign demonstrations.

Our heartfelt thanks goes to the members of the Deaf community, especially Elmfield School for Deaf Children, for all their kind advice and guidance in developing Baby BSL. 

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