ASL Videos on SignWriting free on the web

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Feb 1 00:34:53 UTC 2006

Here are 2 videos you can watch directly on the web, in ASL...

Deaf Perspectives on SignWriting Videos

Video 1: How Deaf Opinions Changed

Deaf ASL signers give their opinions on SignWriting, including  
Lucinda O'Grady Batch, Bonita Ewan, Kathleen Say and Denny Voreck. In  
the early 1990's, the Deaf Action Committee for SignWriting met in  
the evenings, in Valerie Sutton's home, in La Jolla, California, to  
discuss how to write signs and create documents and dictionaries in  
American Sign Language. This casual video was shot during one of  
those meetings. The video finishes with Valerie telling about her  
early days writing Danish Sign Language in Copenhagen.


Video 2: How SignWriting Changed

Taken from the perspective of the Deaf people involved, Video 2 is a  
synopsis of how SignWriting changed and improved, as more Deaf people  
began to write their language. Native signers skilled in SignWriting  
discuss how they used the system in the 1980's and early 1990's. This  
30 minute video features George 'Butch' Zein, Lucinda O'Grady Batch,  
Kevin Clark, Denny Voreck, and Valerie Sutton, with guest appearances  
by Deaf actor Bernard Bragg, and a special visitor from Saudi Arabia,  
Abdul Aziz Al-Obaid, who discusses recording Saudi Arabian Sign  
Language. In American Sign Language, with English voice and captions.

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