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

Stuart Thiessen sw at PASSITONSERVICES.ORG
Fri Jan 21 18:46:02 UTC 2005

Just a thought that struck me ... Could you make a similar offer to
other deaf institutions like NTID or others? Then simply offer what you
can divided among the interested parties.  We might be able to find
more alumni of the different schools who can provide support?

Philip for example is a grad of NTID and I know a few others who are
grads of NTID who are "interested" but have never taken a class yet on
SW. Maybe that is another avenue of raising awareness.  Just a thought.
  If NTID gets excited about it, maybe some of our future technical
needs could be met by interested NTID students working on projects? For
American resources anyway, that might be something to look for someday.

Again, just a thought.  If it is too much, then maybe it becomes a 2006



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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