[Sw-l] Recreation for Deafblind groups
sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Wed Jan 4 15:48:08 UTC 2023
January 4, 2023
Hello John, Wallyson, Anna and everyone,
Thank you for your messages about the Deaf Blind.
I personally am not an expert on Deaf-Blind issues.
I suggest contacting Alex Garcia, who is Deaf Blind himself.
Alex Garcia - DB Brazil
I do not believe Alex is a member of our SignWriting List so you will need to contact him privately at his website or on the Facebook page that I just linked above.
Thanks for your emails -
sutton at signwriting.org <mailto:sutton at signwriting.org>
PS. SignWriting has been used at times in classrooms with deaf blind students who know a sign language already. There was a research project at one point that raised the SW symbols to be easy to feel but feeling the symbols in that specific way was not easy to read apparently. Braille has simple dots and those are easier to feel and read quickly but SW symbols are more complex to feel and read quickly. In both cases, you need to know the language you are feeling.
> On Jan 3, 2023, at 7:37 PM, John Carlson <yottzumm at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> I have heard of Protactile and Braille displays. I am specifically interested in deafblind people being able to use or build a tactile domain specific language (or game engine) for building various types of games, maybe multiple user ones. Remember those hand games you used to play as a kid? Are those a lost technology? Can we revive hand games with technology?
> What’s new my deafblind research is the exploration of games as communication and language. I have not heard of ASL or Protactile games, but there appear to be books for the deaf.
> Perhaps targeting dance and drama would be more feasible?
> On Tue, Jan 3, 2023 at 8:57 PM Wallyson Ruan <wallysonruan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey, John!
> I'm not versed in the Deafblind world, but about the bit "Would deafblind people be able to create language" (ignoring all the rest), check this out:
> [...] new language was born right here in the Pacific Northwest. It’s called Protactile, and it was created by a group of DeafBlind people who prioritize touch.
> Also, I've been researching accessibility in the virtual world for a couple weeks now and I've learned that Deafblind people, as well as blind hearing people, can interact with computers and cellphones via what is called refreshable braille display.
> Hope it helps.
> P.s.: I'm also a programmer, if you want to talk about those technologies or anything else related to the field, having enough knowledge or not: I would be totally thrilled to do so.
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