Friends, may I invite you to download and test this app in your Android Phone? I called it Filipino Sign Language (FSL) app. It was quietly released in March 17 and is now on its Version 1.5. It’s a simple informative program that teaches how to fingerspell letters, numbers and special characters using Filipino Sign Language. I designed this as part of the instructional materials in sign language course offering of MCCID College both in classroom and soon to be online. You can download it for free at Google Play Store.
As an added feature, I included a video of the Philippine National Anthem signed by our deaf student using FSL with instructions on how to sign it. It uses the FSL font, the first and only one of its kind which was exclusively designed and distributed freely by MCCID. It upholds one of our school’s major advocacy of recognizing and spreading the use of indigenous signs.
Although this app is the first full-featured app that was launched in Google Play Store and is now in Version 1.5, there will be more promising FSL apps that will come out in the future and are currently in the development stage. There are also apps that are especially developed and used by religious groups. Let us support all of them.
You may download the app by either going to Google PlayStore and search “Filipino Sign Language” or click on the image below to go directly to download page
or click on the link below from our official website using your android smart phone and install it directly.
This latest release was updated based on users’ feedbacks. This update includes:
- adding exit button on every page when back pressed
- modified the fonts used in images for clearer view
- converted images into labels
- added captions on Philippine National Anthem video with instructions on how to sign.
Feel free to make comments and suggestions on how to improve the app. Thanks!!!