USA Informing ASL Teachers About SignWriting

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Jan 30 19:41:51 UTC 2006

SignWriting List
January 30, 2006

Barbara - You are absolutely right about this...Excellent point.  
There is a history behind these issues, related to oppression.

What advice can you give all of us? How would you approach this? I am  
very interested in your advice (or anyone else's advice)... smile...

Val ;-)


On Jan 30, 2006, at 11:01 AM, Barbara O'Dea wrote:
> If we think of the problem as one of ignorance, pride and politics  
> that can be overcome with information, explanations and  
> descriptions, we may be on the wrong road to change. I expect that  
> a change in cultural views, that have evolved in a milieu of  
> oppression and paternalism, will take a great deal more than  
> providing information. I thing the task of getting Deaf communities  
> to accept a written system for their signed langauges must include  
> dealing with those deep-rooted cultural mores.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the Sw-l mailing list