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From:  Therese Shellabarger
Date:  Fri Jun 25, 1999  3:05 am
Subject:  Re: SW-L Digest - 23 Jun 1999 to 24 Jun 1999

At 12:00 PM 6/24/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 06:33:13 -0700
>>From: Valerie Sutton
>>Subject: Re: ASL Video Transcriptions

>Ronald H. Dettloff wrote:
>>When the world sees the value of
>>putting the Bible in ASL they will find the scholars to do a better job.
>>For now I am the only one. What you could do to help is take a chapter of
>>the Bible, translate it, and let's help each other perfect the
>>translation. If each of us would try a little we could help a lot.
>>Pastor Ronald H. Dettloff
>>The Deaf Church
>Ron - I know you want our help. I personally am not qualified to translate
>anything into ASL. I have to transcribe the ASL from video, or ask signers
>who know ASL to do the translations.
>But there is a solution. You can transcribe videos that already exist.
>Below is a list of Deaf ministries that have publications for the Deaf.
>Several of them have already created their own ASL video translations of
>portions of the Bible.
>>Deaf Missions (Christan Church)
>>21199 Greenview Rd.
>>Council Bluffs, IA 51503-9500
>>712-322-5493 V/ TTY
>>Has resources about Deafness videoes,books and other informational

I know about these people and I have seen one of their first videos, it was
signed by Lou Fant, a name familiar to some of you here. They are very
good, they have a team system with Bible scholars translating from the
ORIGINAL Hebrew and Greek texts; they're Lutheran I think, if memory hasn't
failed me, but the work is totally nonsectarian Christian. They've even had
Jewish translators working on some of the Hebrew-to-ASL translations. I
would recommend them unhesitatingly for their accuracy and level of

Therese Shellabarger - Shalom chaverot!

  Replies Author Date
1524 Re: ASL Video Translations Valerie Sutton Fri  6/25/1999
1525 Re: Deaf Missions Stuart Thiessen Fri  6/25/1999

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