SignWriting on Mobile Phones
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri Jul 15 04:16:51 UTC 2005
July 14, 2005
> On Jul 14, 2005, at 8:19 PM, Aisha Shamsuna Ahmed wrote:
> I do apologise for the misunderstanding. I am a programmer doing
> research on software for signwriting in handheld devices,
> specifically mobile
Smile. That is ok. It was my fault because I did not know what SMS
is...I personally do not use mobile phones. I am not Deaf myself, and
I do not travel. So I do not know the terminology of the mobile phone
The mobile phone that seems to be popular in the US is called a
SideKick...You can see it on this web page:
Harris Communications is a Deaf-owned distributor of Deaf technology
> I'll visit the link you provided and ask questions subsequently.
> I post a questionnaire on the mailing list?
> This would really help my research.
Sure. Go right ahead.
> Pending that there are some questions I would like to raise and I do
> hope that I can receive favourable responses
> from everyone on the mailing list. These are actually the initial
> questions I raised.
> Do you know if a Sign Writing application for mobile phones has been
> done already?
There are several programmers who have been interested in the
past...Steve Slevinski and Dr. Antonio Carlos da Rocha Costa, to name
> Do you also know if people who have learned Sign Writing would like to
> use it in mobile phones?
Those Deaf people who use the SideKick would love to have SignPuddle
on the SideKick...that is why SignPuddle developer Steve Slevinski is
interested in developing SignPuddle for the SideKick...
> Do you have any comments or suggestions with respect to how it could
> incorporated into mobile phones?
I would suggest that you ask others, as I personally will not be
involved with that development...so write to Steve and post questions
to the List...a lot of List members are traveling right now, so be
patient as they all come back from vacation...
> Thank you very much for allowing me this opportunity to interact with
> everyone on the mailing list.
Our pleasure! I hope it is useful to you, and if good mobile
SignWriting communication would be possible...that will be a blessing
for us I am sure...
> It is an honour especially knowing that I am interacting with the
> Inventor of a written language.
Thank you, Aisha!
You might want to also write to Dr. Antonio Carlos da Rocha Costa in
Brazil, who was working on some mobile work at one point I
believe...You can find his email and address in the SignWriting
Software Forum under the SWML link...
Best of luck with your project!
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