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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed May 19, 1999  6:20 pm
Subject:  Re: Researching...

Leslie Wallace wrote:
>1.What are the pro's and con's of sign writing?


May 19, 1999

Hello Leslie -
Thanks for your questions. I read everyone's responses and enjoyed reading
them! In regards to your first question...the pros and cons have been
discussed for 25 years now. But in the long run, what matters is that we
keep working and contributing. Time will tell what works and doesn't work.

I would suggest that you read the following articles by Deaf people who
were all against SignWriting in the beginning, because new ideas are hard
to accept, and then later, after learning SW, they changed their minds.
Then they were faced with the dilemma of convincing their Deaf friends and
co-workers, and this took great courage on their part:

Deaf Opinions on SignWriting Directory

1. Kathleen Say

2. Lucinda Batch

3. Bonita Ewan

4. Denny Voreck

5. Abdul Aziz Al-Obaid

6. Kevin Clark

7. Hans Abildgaard

8. Eva Abildgaard


Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton


The DAC, Deaf Action Committee for SW
Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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