|SignWriting List Forum|
Stuart Thiessen |
Date: Fri Jun 25, 1999 7:15 pm
Subject: Re: Deaf Missions
> 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
Most (if not all) of the people on staff at Deaf Missions are
associated with the Christian church. However, the translation
effort does seem to be a nonsectarian Christian effort. I have seen
some errors in their translation from time to time, but over all,
they seem to be doing a good job.
I did talk with them one time about SignWriting and they were not
very receptive to the idea. They felt it was too complicated, etc,
etc. But that was probably 5 years ago when I talked about it. I
haven't brought it up since because I felt it would be better to see
how SignWriting becomes more accepted and then they may listen.
Perhaps now is a good time to ask about it again.