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Move Complete

Move Complete

By Jillian Winn  |  Saturday, July 23, 2011

Everything now should be transitioned to the new server and working (both the website and iOS and Android mobile apps). The update should increase performance and overall make Signing Savvy a bit more snappy. If you do experience a problem, feel free to contact ...
Moving Day Approaches

Moving Day Approaches

By Jillian Winn  |  Wednesday, July 20, 2011

We will be moving Signing Savvy to a new server this weekend. This may cause the site to be inaccessible for several hours. In reality, the transition should be much quicker (a few hours). We will begin the process late Friday evening when not many are relying on the site to minimize the downtime. Once the transition is complete, the new server will provide increased performance and a more reliable service for you. NOTE: The move will also benefit ...
Signing Savvy Member App Now on Android

Signing Savvy Member App Now on Android

By Jillian Winn  |  Friday, July 15, 2011

We have been working hard on the Android version of the Signing Savvy Member App to make it as feature rich as its iOS counterpart. Well, we are happy to announce that version 1.0 of the Android version is now available! Just like the iOS version, the Android version of the Signing Savvy Member App is free for full members of Signing Savvy (available on the Android Market for Android 1.6 and newer devices). Just like the website, the app ...
Signing Savvy Member App Available for iOS Devices

Signing Savvy Member App Available for iOS Devices

By Jillian Winn  |  Tuesday, May 17, 2011

After a great deal of work, we are happy to announce that version 1.0 of the Signing Savvy Member App is now available for Apple iOS mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch)! The Signing Savvy Member App is free for full members of Signing Savvy (available on the Apple App Store). Just like the website, the app includes the ability to search for and view thousands of high-quality sign videos, build your own vocabulary word lists and share them with ...
There is Not a Sign for Every English Word

There is Not a Sign for Every English Word

By John Miller  |  Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Question: I am looking for the sign for word (insert word) and cannot find it. Answer: There is not a sign for every word in the English dictionary. However, there is usually a sign for most concepts expressed in English. Conceptually correctness is the key. If you are trying to find a sign on Signing Savvy, first think about the meaning behind what you want to say. If you search for a word and either no sign comes up or the sign ...
Misconception: There is only one sign language

Misconception: There is only one sign language

By John Miller  |  Monday, April 18, 2011

Question: Is sign language universal throughout the world? ...and if not, why don't we just make it that way since it would make the world have at least one language that everyone could understand and use? Answer: Unfortunately sign language is NOT universal throughout the world. There is American Sign Language, British Sign Language, Spanish Sign Language, Japanese Sign Language, Ausian (Australian Sign Language) and many more. In fact, there are even multiple sign languages used in the United States (American ...
Addressing Top Signing Misconceptions

Addressing Top Signing Misconceptions

By John Miller  |  Sunday, April 17, 2011

My next few blog posts are going to focus on the "TOP MISCONCEPTIONS" or questions that I seem to get asked about on weekly basis either in person or from users of the site. For those of you that go back and read old blogs these may sound familiar but they still seem to come up, so I thought I would readdress them and maybe word them a little differently to see if we can make them more easily ...
Browse Signing Savvy on Android!

Browse Signing Savvy on Android!

By Jillian Winn  |  Tuesday, March 8, 2011

We are happy to report that, in addition to all of your favorite Apple iOS devices, Signing Savvy should now work with your Android devices (Android OS 2.2 or newer with Flash support)! Just fire up the web browser on your Android device and give it a try. We just got it working so let us know if you are experiencing any ...
Enhancements to Word Lists

Enhancements to Word Lists

By Jillian Winn  |  Monday, March 7, 2011

Creating Word Lists and Sharing Word Lists, when combined with Flash Cards and Quizzing, are our most popular full member features. Today, we added a minor enhancement to creating word lists and a new shared word list of our own. Creating word lists that are sorted by date You can now create word lists that sort the word list by the date the words were added to the word list. This is in addition to the previous options of alphabetically or ...
The mysterious confusion between deafness and blindness

The mysterious confusion between deafness and blindness

By John Miller  |  Wednesday, February 2, 2011

"Oh, so you work with deaf people...so does that mean you know Braille?" I am sure many of you who have told people you are interested in sign language have heard a question similar to the one above. Although Braille is used by the blind, people often confuse it as a tool for the deaf. As a former teacher of deaf and hard of hearing children, I have witnessed confusion between deafness and blindess several times in my career. ...