i'm back :)
Adam P Valerius DSC
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Wed Aug 22 17:26:41 UTC 2007
To tell you the truth I haven't used tactile signing in 3 years. I miss it.
I'm having a very hard time reading ASL & PSE visually but every signer
who's here for me to get with in Cincinnati, OH, USA does NOT want me
reading their signs tactually. That *SUCKS*! I have been rejected by the
Deaf-Blind for 3 1/2 years straight & I don't know where to go to get back
with them. My teacher for Deaf-Blind Interpreting Class @ Cincinnati State
College told me to move to Seattle, WA, USA to get back with the Deaf-Blind.
Maybe I should look into moving to Seattle. But Seattle's cost-to-live is
very expensive. I miss the Deaf-Blind a lot! They are my good friends! When
I'm with the Deaf-Blind I like to communicate in ASL/PSE tactually both ways
(the DB person reads me tactually and I read him/her tactually). I read in a
book by an ASL interpreter who often works with the Deaf-Blind that it makes
the Deaf-Blind feel more "at home" when they meet a sighted person who can
read ASL/PSE tactually. Of course I can :). I have some undiagnosed visual
processing deficit that is getting in my way of reading ASL/PSE visually.
I enjoyed our conversations in 2005 too :). It sure is nice knowing you &
watching SW develop.
As for the accessible computing, I wish I could afford that technology. I
own a brand-new laptop but I gotta read the emails in print since the
refreshable Braille costs $1,000s. I miss working with Braille. It was fun
in 2003 working with Braille on my spare time. I've loved Braille since I
was introduced to it @ the age of 6 (BTW now I'm 23 & on 11/19 I'll be 24 &
there's so much more). Once I have a job, maybe I can save up for that
technology. It's just very expensive and no one will buy it for me cuz I'm
sighted. I'm only going to work part-time so that I still have a lot of free
time & do NOT jeopardize my government benefits.
Adam P. Valerius, DSC
----- Original Message -----
From: "Valerie Sutton" <signwriting at mac.com>
To: "SignWriting List" <sw-l at majordomo.valenciacc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [sw-l] i'm back :)
> On Aug 21, 2007, at 4:22 PM, Adam P Valerius DSC wrote:
>> I am NOT worried about what I said 2 years ago. It just gave me a few
>> painful flashbacks when I read the results on Google last September
>> (2006). Of course it keeps track of every word of every post. I know
>> that. It is great to have a history of SW development. I wish you the
>> best of luck in inventing written forms of all the signed languages in
>> the world.
>> Adam P. Valerius, DSC
> Thank you, Adam!
> And I can imagine you have had a hard time in the past, and I am glad to
> know that your health is doing better now (at least I hope it is)...I
> enjoyed our conversations back in 2005...
> Are you still using tactile signing? Recently we have had the good
> fortune of working with a member of the Deaf-Blind Community from Quebec,
> Canada. Andre is a researcher who is writing Quebec signs in the Quebec
> Quebec SignPuddle
> ....and from a software development point of view, we found out that the
> Mac has more features for Blind users than Windows XP does...
> In fact, I understand that when the next Mac OS X operating system,
> called Leopard, is released in October, I understand the operating system
> will be accessible in Braille for the blind...very cool!!
> So there are lots of new technologies now that may be of use to you...
> Val ;-)
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