Welcome to New Members!

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Jan 11 16:15:02 UTC 2006

SignWriting List
January 11, 2006

Dear SW List!
I will be starting our SignWriting Lesson-A-Day today. The Lessons  
will teach how to use SignPuddle on the Web, to then create SignBank  
databases on your computer desktop.

Before I start, I wish to welcome all of our new members... I hope  
you all will introduce yourselves, to tell us why you are interested  
in SignWriting? I look forward to reading your messages!

And thank you, Renato, for this introduction! I am amazed that you  
have taught SignWriting to over 100 hearing people! Wow...and we send  
our congratulations to you too...your documents sound amazing...Maybe  
learning SignPuddle and SignBank will be another good tool for your  
work...Every computer program has value and each program gives us  
different perspectives on the same writing system!....smile... Val ;-)

Renato Corrêa from Brazil wrote:
> I am 39 years old, and I hear. I am graduated in
> System Analyzes in Machenzie University in Brazil, and
> nowadays I work at Honda. At night and on saturday and
> sunday I work with a Deaf group. I have learned about
> SignWriting, first time, in this group, in 2004. I
> teach SignWriting to deaf people in this group, and I
> teach LIBRAS and SignWriting to hearing people that
> want to join and help the group. Last year, I teached
> SignWriting for aproximately 100 hearing persons.
> Sometimes, I help to create new groups.
> In the group, the SignWritting is the base of
> teaching, because the deaf learns SignWriting easier
> than Portuguese.
> Also, I have been translating lessons from Portuguese
> to LIBRAS and writting down in SignWritting. In order
> to help me to create documents in LIBRAS, I have made
> a Macro in Microsoft Word 2003, that translate
> portuguese to LIBRAS. It helps me, because I can use
> all features from Word and add the translation to
> Besides, I would like to congratulate you and your
> group for good work, that have been helping deaf
> people around the world.
> Best regards,
> Renato Corrêa
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