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From:  Ronald Zapien
Date:  Wed Oct 7, 1998  2:33 am
Subject:  Re: SW In Saudi Arabia


Valerie:

Just to let you know that the article was very informative. Cheryl

Valerie Sutton wrote:

> 10/6/98
> Well...SignWriting is not in Saudi Arabia yet, but if Prince Abdul Aziz has
> his way, it will be!
>
> As you may know, there are three Deaf brothers who are princes in Saudi
> Arabia. Recently I have had the honor to get to know Prince Abdul Aziz. I
> have learned so much about the issues that Deaf Saudi Arabians face,
> including the need to preserve their dialects of Saudi Arabian Sign
> Language.
>
> It has also saddened me to learn of the need for better Deaf education in
> Saudi Arabia. No one is in a better position than Prince Abdul Aziz, to
> work toward improving the school system there. Because he is Deaf himself,
> he knows the issues.
>
> I have been amazed at his deep profound interest in SignWriting. I think
> you can see by his interview (which I just posted on the web)...Aziz really
> means it. He will be presenting our new SW history video to five different
> people in positions of power in Saudi Arabia, with hopes that they will
> then invest in training for their teachers.
>
> Progress there is slow, but I will do everything I can to help -
>
> Meanwhile, if you would like me to post the text from the interview with
> Aziz, which is posted on the web, to the SignWriting List, I will be happy
> to do so. Do you want me to do that?
>
> All the best -
>
> Valerie :-)
>
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