The People behind Sign Planet

SignPlanet is produced by Bilby Publishing.

Bilby Publishing is over 25 years old (can you believe it!) We are publishers,  distributors and retailers of Auslan (Australian Sign Language) and NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language)  products including books, flashcards, games, posters, DVDs and teaching resources.

SignPlanet draws on all 25 years experience and the extensive knowledge and  experience of our friends from all over Australia and New Zealand

About our sign illustrations

All of our signs are illustrated by Lee Bilby, founder of Bilby Publishing.  Lee has extensive numbers of deaf family members including a son who was born profoundly deaf  and a younger son who was born mute. Both her children used Auslan as their first language.

Lee studied Auslan first at Monnington (in Melbourne) then at Latrobe university.

To the best of our research Lee is the only person to publish a Lexicological study into Auslan  (why are the signs what they are and the evolution of the language). She has spent the greater part  of the last 25 years researching and documenting Auslan, its history and its evolution to its current form.

Who checks our signs are correct?

In Australia

We work closely with NATTI certified interpreters, CODA POD, Teachers of the Deaf, and before they closed down,  all of the Deaf Societies around Australia

There are too many to thank individually, however special thanks and acknowledgement goes to:

In New Zealand

We worked with He Kupenga Hao I te Reo inc to do our Maori translations; Voice Thru Your Hands,nbsp; Van Ash Deaf Education Center, Victoria University, interpreters and Deaf people to verify every sign before publication

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