SW Video Captions Receptive Expressive

Valerie Sutton signwriting at MAC.COM
Mon Apr 16 18:19:31 UTC 2007

SignWriting List
April 16, 2007

Stuart Thiessen wrote:
> There is one other possible use of SW captioning on a sign language  
> video, and that is to caption it in another sign language! :) For  
> example, a ASL video could be subtitled in German Sign Language. :)

Outstanding idea, Stuart!

That would be a fascinating video to watch and read...and then, as  
James did with a button to switch between English and Spanish  
captions on a movie he captioned, we could have a button switching  
between captions in ASL, and BSL and other signed languages!

> Also, Philip and I are working on a video project where we used  
> ChromaKey, and we played around with a moving background that  
> served as background information that visually reinforced the  
> setting of the signing on the video. What was very, very  
> interesting to us was that the hearing who viewed our test video  
> said that the moving background was too distracting, but the Deaf  
> who viewed the video loved having the background as it helped them  
> visualize the information better. :)  Very interesting.

That is very interesting!

It could mean several things...

1. Perhaps second language learners, like the hearing people who are  
using their second language, have to focus more because it is their  
second language.


2. Maybe Deaf and hearing people are different?


3. Maybe this varies from individual to individual, and has nothing  
to do with hearing or Deaf?

A good research project for someone!

Val ;-)

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