|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Sat Nov 3, 2001 2:50 pm
Subject: Re: Signwriting Presentation at St. Petersburg College
November 3, 2001
Dear SW List, and Bill!
Thank you for this report, and for the presentation, Bill. You are
really contributing a great deal to SignWriting...The gift of a CD
for every participant certainly was generous of you!
It is great to know that some of the Deaf participants expressed some
interest too ;-)
Your CD of the SW web site is very very useful, and will continue to be so -
The other day I made a copy of your CD and included it in the package
for the French Canadian SignWriting project...it works fine except
when I make a copy it doesn't start automatically when you insert the
copy into your computer...you have to find the index.html file...I
suspect that is because I do not have the software you used to create
the CD...or perhaps the issues of Mac and PC...who knows! No matter
what, the CD will be a blessing for them...
So your gift lives on...
Bill Reese wrote:
>I would like to report on the successful presentation of SignWriting at
>St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, Florida.
>I had been invited to make this presentation during their disAbility
>Awareness event this past Monday, Oct. 29, 2001.
>During this half-hour introduction presentation, I was able to do the
>1. Show them the beginning of the SignWriting website,
>2. Hand out the brochures of the children's writings on the WTC tragedy
>3. Accompany that handout with CD's of the SignWriting website
>4. Give an bare overview of SignWriting: it's origins, it's current
>scope, it's hopes.
>5. Write a few examples of SignWriting and engage the audience into
>guessing what signs they represented.
>6. Provide a question and answer period.
>Thanks Val for the 10 brochures. I made 10 more and they were just
>enough. I also handed out 20 CD's.
>The hall was modestly attended but it was a perfect audience. There was
>engagement, a real curiosity, some limit knowledge beforehand, a good
>question and answer session. I was thanked by a few of the audience and
>there was some enthusiasm from a couple of the deaf students.