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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed May 24, 2000  7:05 pm
Subject:  SignWriting in Argentina

At 4:55 PM -0400 5/23/00, Ronald Dettloff wrote:
>By the way everyone I visited two schools for sign language in Buenos Aires
>and received a very warm reception to the SignWriting materials I showed
>them. I gave the book Valerie donated to one of the Deaf leaders named
>Bertha at the Institute of Sign Language for the Deaf. Many people wanted
>more material, especially in Spanish instructions.

SignWriting List
May 24, 2000

Hello Ron -

Thanks for showing SignWriting to Argentinians!

It sounds like you had an interesting trip - Argentina must be beautiful....

They are welcome to apply to participate in our SignWriting Literacy
Project. It is through our Literacy Project, that we donate
SignWriting materials.

So tell them to write to me on email, and we can communicate.
Generally I can read Spanish, so if they want to write email in
Spanish that is fine.

Although the donated materials are in ASL and English, they can serve
as a foundation. The teachers in Argentina will have the challenging
task of developing their own literature and dictionaries in
Argentinian Sign Language. But it can be done, and we will help them
all we can!

Plus teachers in other countries that speak Spanish, such as Spain
and Nicaragua, have already developed their own materials in Spanish
and their own signed languages. Although those books are not in
Argentinian Sign Language, they may still be useful to them.

Here is general information about the Project in Spanish...


En EEUU se ha anunciado un interesante proyecto educativo llamado
"SignWriting Literacy Project". Promueve una nueva concepción de la
educación del sordo donde participan ya 5 escuelas y lo harán 5 más en
1999. Está desarrollando nuevos libros, videos y software para estudiantes
sordos, de forma gratuita, y a cambio, profesores y estudiantes
proporcionan ideas y un intercambio de impresiones de forma que se hace una
evaluación que será publicada en un reporte anual de SignWriting,
distribuido entre los educadores y otros interesados a nivel mundial.
SignWriting es un método para leer y escribir en lengua de señas. Este
proyecto presenta un camino efectivo para niños sordos de nacimiento y
profundos que usan lengua de señas a fin de que puedan aprender y escribir
inglés. Dicen que los resultados están siendo positivos y quieren contactar
con nuevos colaboradores.

The SignWriting Literacy Project
The DAC, Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
P.O. Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
Voice(858)456-0098, TTY(858)456-0010, Fax(858)456-0020

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