Deaf Bible app

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Deaf Bible app

Postby alexmatheson » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:40 pm

Out of Arlington, TX...has free Deaf Bible apps in Apple and Android -the only ones out there. Don't know if "LDS-approved" translations. Let Special Curriculum & Translations depts. know. Hopefully, will inspire The Church to make one of their own. Might be helpful to ASL missionaries.

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Re: Deaf Bible app

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:22 pm

The Church currently only publishes their own edition of the Bible in 3 languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese) – it relies on other companies to produce Bibles in other languages. Deaf Bible Society looks like a good resource for American Sign Language.

The Church has produced an American Sign Language edition of the Book of Mormon, and an impressive number of other resources in American Sign Language, compared to the number of resources it provides in other languages that have a similar number of speakers/users (according to Wikipedia, American Sign Language has an estimated 500,000 users; whereas a language like Swedish has 8.7 million native speakers, and Portuguese has 221 million).

Here's a link to Church materials in American Sign Language (which you're probably already aware of, but for anyone else):
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