Well, welcome to America. Now,
you mentioned SignWriting. So, I'm interested in what your thoughts
and feelings are about this SignWriting Project?
Well, I think it's another sign or example of growth of the "Deaf
Identity". Similar to what has occurred with other ethnic
groups in America.
Thank you. All right, I would now like to ask your opinion on
how we can get SignWriting to be officially recognized by the
governments and deaf educational institutions, and as a part
of linguistics? Also, what about in your educational institutions
in Saudi Arabia?
Well, I think it has to happen at the governmental level. What
I mean, is that, if the people involved in politics and the rest
of the American people accept and view the Deaf as being like
any other "ethnic entity", then, and only then, will
it be recognized and accepted by the governments.
Now, with regards to the educational institutions - I think
you have to begin the change with the politics in America. And
then you'll be able to bring about an acceptance among the various
systems of education in America.