An online newsletter ... was ... Re: [sw-l] a few things...and Obama logo O plus rainbow

Adam Frost icemandeaf at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 11 00:32:00 UTC 2008

And maybe also make it available in print for special requests. This  
would be a very fun thing to get involved in. ;-) I just know from  
experience that it would require more that just me to do this as I  
have tried to do it alone before.


On Nov 10, 2008, at 4:22 PM, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> SignWriting List
> November 10, 2008
>> On Nov 10, 2008, at 3:53 PM, Adam Frost wrote:
>>> I completely understand, and it makes sense to me as well. Most  
>>> Deaf in the US can't get involved with politics even if they  
>>> wanted to because there is no news station that is given in any  
>>> form of SL. In fact, most of the captioning on news stations are  
>>> horrible. Newspapers have been the way for Deaf people to get  
>>> information for a long time, but those are dying out. Now the main  
>>> place to get news in on the internet, but there are a lot of  
>>> people who do not know how to use the internet, then the is the  
>>> question of where to go to a trusted source, and lastly is the  
>>> frustration that all of the news sites all too often use videos  
>>> from the TV stations......
> We could have an ongoing "newsletter through email" to those who  
> subscribe, written in ASL and English. We could have different  
> topics, related to the daily news and other important topics that  
> Deaf people might be isolated from...
> There will be very few readers in the beginning, but in time the  
> readership might build, and maybe it would provide more information  
> to the Deaf Community. It could arrive on your blackberry or  
> handhelds...We could also post these articles in the new SignWriting  
> WikiMedia Plugin on the web, which can lead to a real Wikipedia  
> later...
> Would anyone be interested in helping with this? The problem is that  
> I am quite overbooked and at the moment we have no funding for  
> it really needs funding...but imagine if we could get  
> funding to write this ASL newsletter on the topics of the day...
> That would be a great project for all of us - and inform the Deaf  
> is a shame they are cut off so badly from daily news...
> By the way, the logo for the Obama campaign is an O with a  
> is a lovely logo...and that is why some of those name  
> signs were an O hand and then the number 4 in a curve for the  
> was "O with a rainbow" to match his logo...
> So that logo might influence the sign for him in time...
> Here it is:
> <Obama.jpg>
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