Samuel Walladge

Auslan Directory

This is a site for finding and sharing any kind of resource relating to Auslan. When I started studying Auslan in early 2021, I needed to find video resources for comprehension practice, and information for research projects. This was difficult, because there was no central place to begin research, and resources varied in quality and accuracy.

I started thinking that a curated index of resources would be really useful. I also wanted an opportunity to practise some minimal web design and development. So I built it.

Technical details

The code is open source; see the project page at

It's built to be fast and minimal, using Rust with the Rocket web framework, and PostgreSQL for the database and full text search engine. No Javascript or other frontend scripting is used.