|SignWriting List Forum|
Date: Thu Oct 21, 1999 1:42 am
Subject: Re: SignWriter 5.0 Funding
We will all keep our fingers crossed. I hope you get the grant.
Also, thanks for the package of information. Sharminta has been working on
another project but we hope to be able to go through all of it this weekend.
She did look at it and was very impressed. She wants to look through it and
then take it to her sign language teacher. I will keep you posted.
I have enjoyed reading all the posts. Keep up the good work
----- Original Message -----
From: Valerie Sutton
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 1999 12:02 PM
Subject: SignWriter 5.0 Funding
> October 20, 1999
> Hello SignWriting List Members!
> I have been writing a grant, and yesterday I drove over to Qualcomm, which
> is a well-known software and computer development company located in San
> Diego, and I handed their corporate office my written request for funding
> for SignWriter 5.0. They are meeting about it today, and I will know by
> Friday morning. I feel very fortunate that I was able to push this
> Other people had submitted their grants three months ago, but I squeezed
> at the last minute. Of course, the competition is tough, but even if they
> say "no" this time (and they probably will), I am happy that I know the
> people there now, because that will help with future grant proposals. One
> thing I have learned...if you keep writing the grants and keep submitting
> them....sooner or later you do receive funding.
> And I will also be submitting similar grants in the next few days to
> several other private foundations. Our funding for SignWriter 5.0 is
> running out on November 1st. Work on SignWriter 5.0 will continue no
> what - I will see to that!
> The project is going well. We are doing a professional program on a
> shoestring. Of course, I am sorry it is taking so long, but other than
> that, the future looks bright :-)
> If you are interested in the 6 "programming phases" of SignWriter 5.0, you
> can now read a little about them on the web. I just posted these pages:
> Programming SignWriter 5.0
> Six Programming Phases
> If there is anyone on the SW List who knows of foundations that support
> deaf education or software development projects, please tell me. I am
> always looking for new funding sources.
> Thanks so much....
> And have a great day!
> Val ;-)
> Valerie Sutton
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