Our Story


GraceSigns, founded by Valerie R. Carter is a non-profit organization with a mission of making language FUN and EASY for both kids & adults.
The inspiration stemmed from Valerie's daughter Grace who has Down syndrome and Apraxia. As a young child, Grace could not express herself. She would often come home from school unable to talk about her day. Valerie and Grace were both equally frustrated by their lack of language, and so they began to learn sign language. It was a huge breakthrough. Finally they were able communicate! Valerie decided to make the learning of American Sign Language (ASL) easier and more accessible for others by creating entertaining and easy-to-use apps. Sign Me A Story was released in 2013 to great success and has recently been updated with more exciting content. This was followed by the launch of Sign Me ABCs in 2018.  A new app is currently in production and scheduled for release in the fall of 2020.  All our apps are completely free, with no in-app-purchases, no advertising & no internet access.  

Support Us

As a non-profit organization 501c(3), GraceSigns is continuing with its mission of teaching Signing, Reading and Inclusion in our FREE amazing apps. Supported by grants, donations and volunteers, the focus remains on literacy and importance of accepting the differences of all of us here in the USA, Canada, as well as internationally.  Donations are completely tax-deductible. Your assistance supports literacy for both children and adults and gives language to people of all abilities. 

Please donate through this PayPal link.   

Help Us With Our Mission of Giving Language to All.

Tiburon, California, USA  /   valerie@gracesigns.org   /  415-712-1298

GraceSigns is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit, EIN# 473032197

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