|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Fri Oct 2, 1998 3:05 pm
Subject: SW Web Excerpts
Dear SW List Members:
I am writing to present an idea that has been on my mind for sometime.
There are some members of the SignWriting List who do not access our web
site for one of three reasons....they don't have access to the web from
their computer, or they don't know how to access the web, or they don't
take the time to visit even though they know how. No matter what, this
means that these members are dependent on this List to get their
information about SignWriting.
If at all possible, I hope you will make an effort to visit our web site
this fall. If you need assistance, write to me privately and I will be
happy to give you as much technical support as I can.
But, since some of you just read these messages and nothing else, I could
create a series of messages called "SW Web Excerpts". These messages would
consist of the English text from articles that are already posted on our
web site. For example, we have a section called "Questions and Answers
About SignWriting" and all of those articles are in English. We also have a
series of History articles, and a series of "Deaf Opinions on SignWriting",
and we have a thesis online that discusses literacy in SignWriting in
Nicaragua. The thesis offers interesting topics for debate. I could even
start posting a wonderful report from Denmark on the use of SignWriting in
the 1980's in the Danish School System, which I have been translating
I could post one excerpt or short article (not more than a page) to the
SignWriting List once every morning (California time :-), or if you would
prefer...once a week...or on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Whatever
schedule you would prefer. And I would always include the web page address
(the url) so that you could go visit that article on the web to see the
diagrams. Our web site has over 200 pages of documents! So we would have
much to read and discuss together.
Would you want one short article from our web site in your SignWriting
email box every morning? Or would that be too much?
I will be happy to start anytime you say...
I hope you will give your opinion and tell me what you want!
All the best -
Visit the SignWritingSite:
Valerie Sutton at The DAC
Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA