An ASL Dictionary

Signing Savvy is a sign language dictionary containing several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

And Much More!

Signing Savvy is an ideal resource to use while you learn sign language. It includes the ability to view large sign videos, build your own word lists and share them with others, create virtual flash cards and quizzes, print signs, build sign phrases, ...and more

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Blog Articles by: Jillian Winn

New site design and functionality

Site News   |  Tuesday, August 3, 2010

By Jillian Winn

We have been working hard this summer on a redesigned version of the Signing Savvy website. We are happy to make it available as of today!

The new design refreshes the look and polishes the functionality of Signing Savvy while not being so different that you have to relearn how to use the site.

One of our goals was to take advantage of some of the newer web technologies to make a better user experience. However, if you are using an older browser (such as Internet Explorer 6), you may need to upgrade to take advantage of all of these features. Check out the FAQ for system requirements.

We have tested the site internally but your computer configuration likely differs from ours. If you encounter any problems with the new site, please contact us and let us know.

With the new design as our foundation, we plan to add in several new features to the site over the coming months. As always, we also continue to expand the dictionary of signs and add blog posts.

 

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Sign Language Phone Calls with New iPhone FaceTime

General Interest   |  Monday, June 7, 2010

By Jillian Winn

iPhone FaceTime

Apple announced the iPhone 4 today which will ship later this month. One of the really neat new features is FaceTime, which is mobile video calling. The demo video of the feature on their site shows a couple signing with each other.

While we have been able to videoconference for some time on a computer via tools such as Skype and iChat, with the new iPhone, we can easily sign to each other over vast distances and not be tethered to our computers. This is bound to usher in a revolution in sign communication.

As discussed previously, the Signing Savvy website works great on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

 

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Take Signing Savvy On The Road

Site News   |  Monday, March 29, 2010

By Jillian Winn

One of the most requested features we have had to date is the ability to access the Signing Savvy website on mobile devices. First and foremost among the requests have been for the ability to access the site on the iPhone, which to date does not support the Flash-based video we have on the standard website.

Signing Savvy Now Available for iPhone and iPod Touch

We are happy to announce that we now have a beta version of the Signing Savvy website available for iPhone and iPod Touch! The beta version supports nearly all Signing Savvy features including searching, browsing, flash cards, quizzing, and more.

iPhone

The only things not supported is printing (there is no printing from the iPhone anyway) AND the ability to view "combination videos" as a single video. That is, on the standard website, phrases and fingerspelled words are shown as a single, combined video even though they are actually made up of multiple videos. On the mobile version, phrases and fingerspelled words are shown as multiple videos rather than a single video. We hope to resolve this issue in the future.

The beta version is currently available exclusively to our Signing Savvy members. Note, this is not an "App". Just direct your Safari browser on your iDevice to https://www.signingsavvy.com, login (as a member), and enjoy.

The iPad Cometh - Signing Savvy is Ready

The much anticipated iPad goes on sale this Saturday, April 3. We have tested the mobile Signing Savvy on the iPad and it works wonderfully! The large, high-resolution screen and touch interface makes an excellent way to access Signing Savvy from the coffee shop, airport, or wherever you have Wi-Fi access (or 3G cell access once the WiFi + 3G version of the iPad is released.)

iPhone

Other Mobile Device Support Coming

We are exploring the possibility of expanding the Signing Savvy mobile access to other modern mobile platforms that support web browsing and video playback. Stay tuned for future announcements.

 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Site News   |  Thursday, December 24, 2009

By Jillian Winn

From all of us at Signing Savvy, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

While we worked for several years developing the site before it went live; the beginning of 2010 marks the end of our first year of being live on the Internet and we are very grateful for the support of all of our users. We particularly are thankful for full members who allow us to continue to grow the site.

In 2010, we will continue to expand the dictionary of sign videos and add member features that will aid you in your sign language learning.

All the best in 2010!

 

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Optional Ads for Members

Site News   |  Wednesday, December 9, 2009

By Jillian Winn

Signing Savvy members now have the ability to turn off advertising if they wish. You can do so by changing the preference within your account settings.

Learn more about the many premium members-only features on the about page.

 

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