Looking for other teachers who teach bilingual documents to Deaf students

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Mar 21 16:56:27 UTC 2012

SignWriting List
March 21, 2012

Hello Andre and James Shepard-Kegl -

Thank you for telling us (see below) about your presentation in May, 2012, Andre, in French-Canada, and congratulations….It will be an important presentation.

Can you videotape the presentation? Perhaps we can post it on our SignWriting web site, if you want that. No matter what, we look forward to hearing more about your presentation.

I am sending this message to James Shepard-Kegl. James is no longer a member of our SignWriting List, but he continues to teach SignWriting and to work with Nicaraguan Deaf students, and is also actively publishing and writing about their schools for the Deaf in Nicaragua. Attached is a PDF of one of James' latest reports from Nicaragua. In the attached document it gives James' email address. I have also pasted his contact information below in this email message. Please see attached document. You will notice that the Deaf student mentioned in this report uses SignWriting - go to the second page in the document. The Kegls also have a new web site as you can see below, and there is mention of SignWriting there as well...

James Shepard-Kegl

Nicaraguan Sign Language Projects, Inc.

52 Whitney Farms Rd.

North Yarmouth, ME 04097

tel. (207) 847-3074


kegl at maine.rr.com


On Mar 21, 2012, at 8:04 AM, Gagnon et Thibeault wrote:

> Hi everyone,
>        Centre Jules-Léger (a school for the deaf in Ottawa, Canada) will celebrate its 25th anniversary in May 2012.  The committee invited me to give a presentation.  During one hour,  i will talk about the bridge between a written LSQ (SW) and a written French.
>        I am looking for a teacher who would explain how to deal with bilingual documents (written sign language and  written spoken language), how to improve the biliteracy in both the spoken language and the signed language for Deaf students "EVERYDAY" (not sometimes).  Does anyone know names of the teacher?  Could the teacher speak English or French?
>     I know Stefan Woehrmann.  I am looking for other teachers.   Does anyone know James Kegl's email address?
>     Best regards,
>     André

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