SignWorkshop OASLTA

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Mon Sep 27 00:50:13 UTC 2010

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September 26, 2010

That is exactly what I meant to say, and Erika said it much better than I did - thanks Erika ;-)

And by the way, I have had this kind of experience many times myself - so you both are not alone...

There are always positive consequences later... that there is no doubt about...

Val ;-)


On Sep 26, 2010, at 5:40 PM, Erika Hoffmann wrote:

> I had a similar feeling when I presented at Deaf Studies Today 10. But
> you never know who you might have resonated with and what the positive
> consequences might eventually be!
> On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 8:33 PM, Charles Butler
> <chazzer3332000 at> wrote:
>> Well, I presented the workshop but I felt that I fell on my face for the
>> following reasons:
>> 1) Too much information, too little time.
>> 2) Lack of vocabulary, all of the attendees were interpreters AND teachers
>> of the deaf, and my vocabulary was inadequate to the task.  I should have
>> asked for help from KJ or another interpreter at the beginning.
>> 3) I got positive responses from a couple of people, but the most common one
>> was "how many people IN OHIO are using this system", "why should MY students
>> have to learn anything else?"  Half of them maybe "got it" but the others
>> just kept with questions.
>> 4) I should have simply linked to the website and gone from there as the
>> website is informative, answers most of the common questions, and I could
>> have had a Deaf Advocate actually talking to the group.
>> Lessons learned, but I feel very small and inadequate right now.
>> Charles Butler
> -- 
> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
> Oberlin College

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