AW: ASL Wikipedia has a Twitter account ;-)

Stefan Wöhrmann stefanwoehrmann at GEBAERDENSCHRIFT.DE
Tue Oct 9 15:06:19 UTC 2012

Hi Valerie and list – 

Would be an intersting idea to send messages with a little typo or different
spelling from time to time to get feedback from people who are supposed to
to be able to read SignWriting ... 


I try to understand the message – written next to the Wiki-logo  does it say
“free know Wikipedia”  - in other words “Do you know the Wikipedia
SignWriting project is for free”  ... 


I followed the link and in both cases there is a typo in  the fingerspelling
of “Wikipedia” – perhaps the author wants to fix that – smile? 


I am not familiar with Twitter but I understand that this is also a way to
promote the idea of the benefits of SignWriting. 


All I can say – again and again and again my deaf students take so
tremendously advantage from the bilingual documents we create and read day
by day. One of my students has got a hard time to read spoken language
documents but the same boy iss able to read the “GebaerdenSchrift” documents
so fluently that all of us cannot help but smile and laugh. And he is so
motivated to catch up with reading spoken language... 


All best 






Von: SignWriting List: Read and Write Sign Languages
[mailto:SW-L at LISTSERV.VALENCIACOLLEGE.EDU] Im Auftrag von Valerie Sutton
Gesendet: Dienstag, 9. Oktober 2012 16:04
Betreff: ASL Wikipedia has a Twitter account ;-)


SignWriting List

October 9, 2012


Hello SignWriting List!


A friend of mine just gave our new ASL Wikipedia Project a Twitter account
(big smile ;-)


I am not sure how Twitter can help us, but it looks great!


ASLWikipedia on Twitter


We are trying to raise funds to help pay for software development and
hopefully, someday, we might be able to hire ASL writers to be editors and
to write lots of articles
 This is a US national project. In time we hope to
encourage Wikipedias in other sign languages and countries too, of course.


Thank you to all the sign language writers in the world!


Val ;-)


Valerie Sutton

signwriting at


ASL Wikipedia Project on Wikimedia Labs <> 



ASL articles are translations of articles in the English Wikipedia:


1. Charles-Michel de l'Epee


2. Laurent Clerc


3. Alice Cogswell


4. City of Helen, Georgia




ASLWikipedia on Twitter


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