Monday, May 21, 2012
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy App for iPad Adds Australian Sign Language
Auckland, New Zealand - 21 May 2012 - Penguin Group (NZ), in conjunction with
app developer Kiwa Media, is delighted to announce that their popular Hairy
Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy App for iPad has been updated to include
Australian Sign Language (Auslan) among its featured languages. New Zealand
Jeff Atkinson, Head of New Media at Penguin Group (NZ) says, “We are thrilled to be involved in this project and it is fitting that the Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy App for iPad, featuring one of New Zealand’s most popular and indeed, internationally successful children’s stories, is the first to be updated in Auslan. Deaf children will now be able to read and enjoy Hairy Maclary on iPad alongside their hearing friends, siblings and classmates.”
Rhonda Kite, Managing Director of Kiwa Media added, “I am extremely proud of the technical success we have achieved that will enable thousands more children here and around the world to enjoy the Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy App for iPad. In partnering with Penguin we have taken an important step forward in applying digital techniques for the benefit of those with the need for access to translated materials/resources."
The Auslan update for Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.