We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land where this platform was first created in Meeanjin, the land of the Turrbal Tribe. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and future.
Explore and learn sign language
SignHow is a global sign language dictionary to discover signs from deaf communities worldwide.
Join our growing community of thousands
2225 members | 5828 signs
Our current goal is to collect Auslan (Australian sign language) signs, including Deafblind Auslan, before expanding to other sign languages
Our story - Built by two Deaf Australians.
Co-founded by Sophie Li and Nikhil Bora, they share their story of learning and growing our community sign language resource.
How it works
Search signs for free
Use SignHow to search and learn commonly used signs within local deaf communities.
Browse signs in categories
Browse by category to show related signs such as emotions, food, animals, travel, sports and more.
Save favourite signs
Search and save certain signs in your folders for quick access any time.
Upload your own recorded signs
Record and upload signs to your own private library to create a personal resource on SignHow.
Support our team
By becoming a standard member with SignHow, you support our team to collaborate and capture more signs with our deaf community in Australia and soon, around the world.
Unlimited access to all signs and
useful learning tools
- Search all signs
- Search all categories of signs
- Save favourite signs
- Create your own private library with recorded signs
$130 / year
or $10.99 / month
All pricing information is in Australian dollars (AUD)
Who is SignHow for?
SignHow is a useful dictionary tool for deaf people to refer and support their growing sign language needs.
Deaf. Hard of hearing.
It's for everyone.
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Learn key signs and phrases used by deaf professionals in the film indusry in Australia!
These signs were created in partnership with Bus Stop Films and Sign Hear.
I didn’t realise about different older generational signs. I loved learning the different ones, because I didn’t have the exposure of learning this from Deaf elders in my community.
Our supporters & partners
Designed in Melbourne and Brisbane. Created by the Deaf community, for the community.
We acknowledge and respect the members of the deaf community in Australia who preserve their rich heritage, culture and our language; Auslan (Australian Sign Language). We also acknowledge our custodians of Auslan, promoting awareness, equality and access through our sign language. Through Auslan, we inspire future leaders in our deaf community to continue our legacy and heritage.
Join now to advance your skills in Auslan
Thousands of Auslan (Australian sign language) signs available.
Start your learning journey today for free!