download the app

Search for ‘Baby BSL’ or ‘Where is the Bird?’ in the AppStore and GooglePlay. Permit camera access and trust the source. You need the printed book to trigger the AR.

Activate directly by scanning the QR code with your iPhone camera or Google QR Scanner app.


order the Book

Where is the Bird? is a children’s book that ‘wakes’ augmented reality animations and videos of BSL signs, creating a portable and immersive multimedia storybook.

Download the Baby BSL app to access 20 video tutorials. You need the printed book 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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