How long does it take to learn?
signwriting at MAC.COM
Sat Dec 16 02:58:05 UTC 2006
What a wonderful message. I am so impressed...I am glad you are
teaching other people and writing so much...wow!!
Keep being bold...
PS. maybe some of your friends could start writing some literature to
add to our library of reading materials ...that would help stimulate
more readers ...and give them a reason for learning to write...
On Dec 15, 2006, at 1:45 PM, Adam Frost wrote:
> I can only say from my experience as a Deaf user. I have taught a lot
> of Deafies to read SW, and they all get it in less than 30 minutes.
> Now that doesn't mean that they can write in SW, but the can read a
> document without support.
> Now, for your question about daily users, that will be diffcult to
> figure as I am sure several others on the list will agree. But I can
> speak for myself that I have tons of notes to myself in SW. My
> computer has some, but is limited because of the lack of technology.
> Which brings me to my next comment, most Deafies I know near me don't
> use it on a daily bases because there isn't ease to use it. This has
> brought out my blunt nature of being Deaf (and because I know them
> well) to say to them it is just an excuse to stay illiterate in their
> own native language. (I know. Very bold!)
> I hope this helped you out some.
> On 12/15/06, Jason Hopkins <codenosher at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Just so you know, I'm probing a bit for some research I'm doing :)
>> From your experiences, how long does it take for your average Deaf
>> person to
>> learn SW good enough to read most things? I know this is pretty
>> vague, but
>> I'd like to know about what you've experienced yourself or in
>> I'd also like to know how many people are using SW on a daily
>> basis, and in
>> what ways. I have seen the cards and a couple of emails, but in
>> what ways
>> are you using this on a daily basis for meaningful communication
>> outside of
>> the handful of grade schools I've seen listed.
>> Does anyone leave coworkers notes in SW? Look around your
>> computer, on a
>> bulletin board or on your fridge, do you have notes to yourself or
>> others in
>> SW? I'd really like to know how the deaf Deaf are using SW on a
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