“Die Gemmerkoekman” is the second in a series of South African Sign Language App available for Afrikaans speaking iPad users.
“Die Gemmerkoekman” is the Afrikaans retelling of the classic story of The Gingerbread man but, with they eye on the young deaf reader. Gingerbread man does not want to be eaten, but what will he do everyone he encounters on his way wants to eat him. He has to make a plan to escape…but how is he going to save himself?
With the use of simplified text, SASL sign video, animation, as well as fingerspelling, the App is suitable for both sign, auditory deaf or hard of hearing user. The app is suitable for both Afrikaans first language and Afrikaans first addition language users.
Check out how the Transoranje School for the Deaf has used iPads and Demibooks in education here.