Shortlisted for Museum + Heritage 2016 Awards

We’re thrilled to announce that Signly at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre has been shortlisted in the Innovation category of the Museum + Heritage 2016 Awards.

The awards ceremony will be taking place on the 18 May at 8 Northumberland Avenue, if you want to see who is crowned Top Dog then you can book your ticket here.

Congratulations to the other shortlisted entries, there’s plenty of brilliant competition and we’re thrilled to see such a great line up.

Signed stories day is a huge success

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre‘s signed story day was a huge success thanks to the excellent work of their BSL interpreter Helen, storyteller Jo, wonderful front of house team, and – of course – the two and four-legged team from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

It was all part of Roald Dahl’s continuing efforts to make the museum as accessible as possible, celebrating #AccessDay. Remember, thanks to the Signly app, you can visit any day and be guaranteed BSL interpretation of the galleries.

Nominee for LIA 2015

We are very proud to say that Signly App was nominated for a Language Industry Award in the category ‘Best language software / app 2015′. The annual LIA ceremony was held on 16 March 2016 in Brussels.

We came fourth in our category and are proud to have been one of the 40 nominees to have made the short list from 100 national and international nominations.

The LIAs gathering over 21,000 votes! Which hit a new record with over 7,000 more voters than last year.

It’s great to be recognised for our contribution to the world of language and we congratulate all of this years nominees and winners! Keep up the good work!


Signed stories day

Head to the Roald Dahl Museum on Saturday 12 March for BSL signed stories and talks, and try out our sign language app, Signly.

Helen from the Museum’s learning team will be delivering signed sessions from 11am. Join in with signed storytelling from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm, and find out about Roald Dahl’s writing routine on one of the signed Writing Hut Talks at 11am, 12pm and 1pm.

The drop-in sessions are free with Museum entry and suitable for anyone to attend whether deaf or hearing. There’s no need to book and visitors can attend as many sessions as they like.

Visitors may also like to try out Signly in the museum. You can download the app before your visit (or while at the Museum using the free WiFi), and use it to unlock BSL signed information around the Museum by scanning QR codes. There are over 20 Signly points around the Museum, it’s like having your own interpreter in your pocket.

The Museum’s Swashboggling Signed Stories Day is part of Disabled Access Day. You can find out about accessibility at the Museum here, and find information about general admission and visiting here.