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Children's books translated into sign language

The signed stories App tells some of the most popular children's books in sign language. Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

The simple joy of a bed time story, something which most of us take for granted, has been opened up to deaf children by the makers of a new computer programme.

The Signed Stories App tells some of the most popular children's books in sign language, narration and subtitles.

It has been designed and built by SignPost in Gateshead. It means children who sign can now read books with their parents and siblings who do not.

It also includes games and a dictionary to help people build up their signing vocabulary.

The App is already being used by the Northern Counties School in Newcastle to help children improve their sign language and learn to read.

Signed Stories has been created in British and American Sign Language but it is hoped it could be translated into every language.