[sw-l] Gallaudet using SignBank?...smile

Stuart Thiessen sw at PASSITONSERVICES.ORG
Fri Jan 21 18:24:42 UTC 2005

Though I have not had the opportunity to attend Galluadet (but I have
visited it several times), several deaf here who are interested in SW
are alumni. We can write up several letters of support as well from
Iowans ... in English and ASL. :) Why not?  Then he can see they are
using it AND support it. :)



On Jan 21, 2005, at 11:10, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> January 21, 2005
> On Jan 20, 2005, at 9:53 AM, Shane Gilchrist Ó hEorpa wrote:
>> Have anyone written to the President of Gally about this?
>> Would be very interested in his reply. Shane
> Good idea, Shane! I have done that once years ago, and he was very
> polite. A nice person. And he was nice enough to say he was amazed and
> impressed with SignWriting. And I believe that he was sincere. But
> Gallaudet does not back any one theory officially...so what could he
> do? He can't force anyone. However, if I wrote and offered free copies
> of SignBank to all of the teachers on the Gallaudet campus, maybe that
> would stimulate something without the President feeling pressured to
> back it...He will simply be offering the free software to any teacher
> or researcher on campus who wants to participate...I will try that in
> February and I will keep you informed!
> Meanwhile, you can help me. When I am ready to offer SignBank to the
> Gallaudet campus, I will need some of you to help me write email to
> the President of Gallaudet at the same time, saying that you use
> SignWriting and hope others on campus will too...Will any of you be
> willing to help me with this?!...smile...Val ;-)

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