UK Deaf leader argues for video technology
Shane Gilchrist O hEorpa
shane.gilchrist.oheorpa at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 19 16:46:15 UTC 2006
I did invite him :-)
He said he have better things to do...
On 19/10/06, Valerie Sutton <signwriting at mac.com> wrote:
> SignWriting List
> October 19, 2006
> Shane Gilchrist O hEorpa in Belfast wrote:
> > Was talking to a deaf leader in England about that system - he said
> > that its no good - what with the development in video technology i.e.
> > video messages etc - so why the signwriting etc?
> > I said having videomessages etc will not improve kids' literacy in
> > BSL/NISL but having SW will do.
> > beside, technology isnt good at keeping stuff - SW can be printed on
> > any paper and that they ll be still there 500 years away :-)
> Hello Shane and Everyone!
> Those are good points, Shane...
> So did you invite the Deaf leader to the SignWriting Workshop on Oct
> 27th at DCAL? ;-))
> Double-dare him to come to the workshop to see if he has the courage
> to look at it...
> When people give me the video argument, I say:
> "People did not stop writing English when audio recording equipment
> was invented!"
> Written English transcripts are very helpful combined with audio
> CDs ;-))
> No different with written Sign Language and videos...they help each
> I know you know this, Shane...I am just spouting off right now - ha!
> Val ;-)
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