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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Mon May 24, 1999  2:06 pm
Subject:  New Special Feature Posted :-)

May 24, 1999

Good Morning SW List!
I am happy to announce that I have just posted our new Special Feature on
the web:

Interviews with Patty Duke & William Schallert
Common Questions About Deafness, Sign Language & SignWriting

The purpose of this Special Feature is to help Bill Schallert, an actor in
Hollywood, who is also one of our Board Members, to assist us in raising
funds. Bill felt that the interviews we did together back in 1985 with TV
star Patty Duke, might help hearing people, who know nothing about
deafness, Sign Langauge or SignWriting, to understand the issues better.
And thus, perhaps they might help our SW Literacy Project.

So now we have photos of Patty, myself and Bill on the web, looking a lot
younger, since the photos are from 1985!! And I transcribed our interviews
from the video. Patty and Bill ask me basic "What is SW?"
"Is Sign Language international?" and "If a person can see, why can't they
read automatically?" These questions are asked continually by hearing
people, and now Bill can just say "Go look at the web!".

Of course I know most of you already know the answers to the questions in
these interviews!

PS. I am now working on other postings you have requested, plus I am still
interveiwing programmers. Hopefully this will get resolved this week. And I
purchased a new computer for our new programmer - so things are hopping

All the best -

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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