A new live BSL dictionary has been created called BSL SignBank. Search for a word, a video clip will appear and a person will demonstrate the sign. But even better, this BSL dictionary offers a huge variety of signs.
Academics at the Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre based at University College London used signs from the BSL Corpus project to develop their dictionary.
Now, if you search for the sign purple, for example, 13 options will be displayed.
BSL SignBank has based their new dictionary on the signs of 249 Deaf people from all over the UK.
This is more than any other BSL Dictionary.
We are hoping this new dictionary will become a trusted site for anyone learning sign language.
It can also be used by medical professionals to learn basic health related signs such as ‘pain’, ‘health’, ‘infection’, ‘medicine’ or ‘doctor’.
More information can be found on the UCL website.