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From:  Joe Martin
Date:  Wed May 12, 1999  12:47 am
Subject:  Re: Color Coding SW Symbols


Well, if we're voting, here's my opinion:
the colors are likely pretty helpful for new learners, and especially kid
learners. Outside of that, it is a lot of extra work that really doesn't
encode any extra information, so shouldn't be used ordinarily.


On Tue, 11 May 1999, Valerie Sutton wrote:

> Wayne Smith wrote:
> > I'm not visually oriented - I'm very much auditorily oriented - so
> >color coding would be lost on me. But it wouldn't bother me if it were
> >color coded. For those of you who are sensitive to color, and perhaps
> >especially for children, it might be a very good idea. I think the only way
> >to learn the SW symbols is to read them and use them a lot. Don't know if
> >it would help anyone learn them per se.
>
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> That's interesting, Wayne. How does a person who is "auditorily oriented"
> function in the world of signed languages? Somehow you are absorbing the
> visual, or you wouldn't understand signers. That must be quite hard ....
>
> This does bring up another point.... some people are color blind, and
> cannot see colors as they really are, so then color coding would be lost on
> them.
>
> So let's see...I have had four comments from people...three really loved
> the color coding, and one feels it probably isn't necessary or is neutral
> about it.....anybody else see the color coding on the web?
>
> Color coded signs
> http://www.SignWriting.org/learn005.html
>
>
>
> Valerie :-)
>
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