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Thu Sep 6 14:21:18 UTC 2007
September 6, 2007
Hello SignWriting List Members, and welcome Rodrigo!
Thank you for this message, Rodrigo...I am glad you introduced
Rodrigo Ferreira Bagni wrote:
> I'm joining the list and I'd like to introduce myself.
> I'm a computer scientist and I'm starting working on my MSc in the
> area of human-computer interaction. My main interest is to work
> with accessibility to the Deaf in the internet. Actually I haven't
> started yet so I still don't know exactily what I'm going to do,
> but I'm studying a lot to find out. At the moment I'm working on a
> project of e-Learning called TIDIA-ae ( http://tidia-
> ae.incubadora.fapesp.br/portal) and I'm currently looking for some
> computer programs available for the Deaf, at least one, to try to
> integrate to TIDIA. I hope I find it.
Your work sounds very interesting and of course we will help with
SignWriting...Just post your questions to the SignWriting List...
The most up-to-date computer programs for SignWriting are:
We have Video Instruction for SignPuddle and SignBank DocumentMaker
ready now on the web:
SignPuddle Video Instruction
DocumentMaker Video Instruction
I am still working on the Video Instruction for SignBank Dictionaries.
> I'm joining the list because it's impossible to study something
> like that and not come accross with SignWriting. Since I first
> found it I've got very interested in it, and maybe I can even work
> with it. But for now, I'm almost certain that the tool I find to
> integrate to TIDIA will work with SignWriting. I'm looking forward
> to the valuable knowledge available here. :-)
Here are two links that might also be of interest:
SignWriting Software Forum
SignWriting Software Downloads
> I'm not Deaf but my brother is, since a few days after he was born.
> He is 2 years younger than me so we grew up together. And
> unfortunately the medical advices, and only medical ones, my
> parents were given didn't help him and today he has many problems.
> He lives isolated from the world and can hardly speak portuguese
> and doesn't know the Brazilian sign language.
Ah! You are from Brazil? SignWriting is used in Brazil and several
members of our List are from Brazil. Feel free to post messages in
Portuguese, and also...there is a Brazilian SignPuddle...
Plus Lessons in SignWriting from Brazil, by Marianne Stumpf
Your brother might enjoy email in LIBRAS...we can teach you how to
send email in Brazilian Sign Language...
> Last semester I took a course on Deafness at the college with a
> professor from Gallaudet University, and for the first time in my
> life I realized that many of his problems could be caused not by
> meningitis but by deafness itself and that many other people also
> have those problems. I think we will never know what caused his
> Nevertheless I took a decision, try to help him (I've started to
> learn sign language, it's a first step) and try to apply my
> knowledge in computers to do something to help the Deaf, since now
> I know that I can't accept that someone end up being like my
> brother and many others just because of "a big problem", which is
> deafness, that should be no problem at all.
Exactly! Using Sign Languages, and reading and writing them, opens
doors of opportunities for everyone!
> So I hope I can do something at the end and I'm very glad to stay
> in touch with people that have already done, are doing or will do
> so many wonderful things.
> Rodrigo Ferreira Bagni
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