Did you know that Monday, September 23, was International Day of Sign Languages? Well, it was a day to celebrate deaf unity, raising awareness of the issues deaf people face in their everyday lives.

Tech giant Huawei spent a day of storytelling and activities with Karen Koster at Dublin Zoo, and reaffirmed its commitment to supporting Ireland’s deaf community.

The company announced further investment in StorySign, a free app developed to bring the joy of storytime to deaf children, with the addition of four new books to the StorySign Library and the launch of the app on iOS, making it available to more families with deaf children, regardless of which smartphone they own.

Pioneered by Huawei, the app has been downloaded 40,000 times since its launch in December 2018, and created an authentic reading experience that truly helps enrich story time for deaf children and their parents.

Byron Maxi, Huawei Ireland’s Country Director said: “Huawei has worked closely with the Irish Deaf Society throughout the StorySign campaign to raise awareness of deaf literacy issues and develop the app as a long-term resource that grows over time and continues to benefit the deaf community in Ireland.”