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Best BlackBerry Sign Language Apps

written by: Terry Caron•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 11/30/2010

When it comes to learning sign language on the BlackBerry there are two distinct apps that teach very different forms of sign language. The American Sign Language app by Incelligence Inc., and the Sign Language of the North American Indians.

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    The American Sign Language App

    The American Sign Language app by Incelligence Inc is a sign language application that works on a number of BlackBerry devices and can be a helpful training tool for use in conjunction with other methods of learning sign language. One of the key concepts to learning a new language, even sign language, is the repetition of vocabulary, alphabet and the numerical systems and the American Sign Language app works great for this purpose.

    American Sign Language v2.05 is an application that shows all the hand signs of the sign language alphabet and the numbers 1 through 10. Also contained is a sign language dictionary with over 100 words and the instructions for how to sign them. Considered to be a great tool for learning sign language and communicating with the hearing impaired this app can be a great compliment to other training materials in use for learning and practice of American Sign Language.

    The American Sign Language app provides detailed instructions, easy scrolling menus and easy to understand pictures of the hand signals in use.

    The American Sign Language app is compatible with a number of BlackBerry devices including the Curve, Pearl, and Bold. For a comprehensive list of the supported devices please check out BlackBerry App World's page for American Sign Language.

    Sign language learning tools will usually teach the usage, grammar, the alphabet and the number systems. The American Sign Language app is a useful tool for practice and memorization of the sign language alphabet and the numbers to assist the learner with memorizing and comprehending these topics. Great for practice on the go and priced at $2.99, it can be an inexpensive compliment to any sign language learning program focusing on American Sign Language.

    Support for the American Sign Language app can be found by emailing Incelligence Inc here.

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    Images of the American Sign Language App

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    Sign Language of the North American Indians

    The Sign Language of the North American Indians app is devoted to the type and history of sign language that was used by North American Indians. The intent is to cover the history and the development of sign language more so than the teaching of this form of sign language; this application is a great primer on the early beginnings of sign language and the use of hand gestures for communication that started in early Native American history. Produced by S4BB Limited this app is compatible with a number of BlackBerry devices and costs $4.99. For a comprehensive list of compatible BlackBerry devices and OS's check here.

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    Conclusion

    Whether your looking for a BlackBerry sign language app that will help you to learn American Sign Language or looking into the history of North American Indian sign language both of these apps are great references. Ranging in price from $2.99 to $4.99 these apps will compliment any learning material for sign language.