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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Nov 20, 1998  9:03 pm
Subject:  SW Illustrates NTID Tech Signs Manuals


November 20, 1998

Dear SignWriting List Members:
Back in 1979 I worked for six months as a consultant at the National
Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) in Rochester, New York, under Dr.
Frank Caccamise in the Communication Research Department. SignWriting
symbols are used in a series of books published under Dr. Caccamise. The
SignWriting movement symbols are blended with life-like illustrations to
illustrate technical signs.

From 1979 to the present, there have been at least 10 books published using
SignWriting symbols in the NTID Technical Signs Project, and after all
these years, new books are still being developed.

I just received an email message from Dr. Caccamise, telling me that they
have combined some of the books together making them larger volumes. So I
am looking forward to receiving copies myself :-)

If you would like more information about the NTID Technical Signs Project,
which includes books and videos teaching Technical Signs, you can contact
Dr. Caccamise directly. Here is the information he just sent me:

NTID SIGN LANGUAGE MATERIALS FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
>
> Frank Caccamise
> National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)
> Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
> 52 Lomb Memorial Drive
> Rochester, NY 14623-5604
> 716-475-6420 (V/TTY), X6500 (Fax)
> e-mail:
>
> September, 1998
>
> At NTID we have produced/developed (1) sign language videotapes for
> 24 technical/content areas, (2) books for 9 of these 24 areas, and
> (3) two books, now combined into one, that discuss the principles
> and methodolgy for our work.

Technical Signs Books available
(these books use SignWriting symbols blended with illustrations):

> 1. Communication: Audiology & Speech Pathology
> 2. Career Education
> 3. English
> 4. Legal & Social Work
> 5. Religion/Catholic
> 6. Theater
> 7. Science & Mathematics

> Videotapes (VTs) have been produced for the following areas
> (numbers in parenthesis designate number of VTs per area):
>
> 1. Anthropology (2)
> 2. Business (1)
> 3. Career Education (2)
> 4. Communication: Audiology & Speech Pathology (3)
> 5. Computer Terminology (3)
> 6. Economics (2)
> 7. Employment (1)
> 8. Engineering (4)
> 9. English (2)
> 10. Fine & Applied Arts (1)
> 11. Human Sexuality (2)
> 12. Legal (4)
> 13. Mathematics (2)
> 14. Optical Finishing Technology (2)
> 15. Photography (1)
> 16. Printing (1)
> 17. Psychology (5)
> 18. Religion/Catholic (4)
> 19. Science/General (4)
> Science/Biology (1)
> Science/Physics (2)
> 20. Secretarial (2)
> 21. Social Work (2)
> 22. Sports/General (1)
> 23. Television/Media (2)
> 24. Theater (3)
>
> If you would like a listing of the vocabulary and sentences on NTID
> sign language materials for technical communication and/or a
> general/national list of sign language materials for technical
> communication, please contact me (Frank) (see above).
>
> Distributors of NTID sign language materials for technical
> communication are as follows:
>
> 1. Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness (GLAD) Bookstore
> 2222 Laverna Avenue
> Los Angeles, CA 90041
> 213-550-4270 (TTY/V), X4275 (FAX)
>
> Distributes both NTID sign language books and videotapes for
> technical communication. Distributors 2, 3, and 4 below
> distribute NTID books, but not videotapes, for technical
> communication.
>
> 2. Campus Connections
> Rochester Institute of Technology Bookstore
> 48 Lomb Memorial Dr.
> Rochester, NY 14623-5604
> 716-475-2504 (V), X7071 (TTY), X6499 (FAX)
>
> 3. Harris Communications
> 15159 Technology Drive
> Eden Prairie, MN 55344-2277
> 800-825-6758 (V), X9187 (TTY), X1099 (FAX)
>
> 4. Assistive Communication Center
> 7346 South Alton Way, Suite E
> Englewood, CO 80112
> 303-290-6227 (V/TTY), 800-859-8331 (V/TTY). 303-290-0405 (FAX)
_______________________________________________

Valerie :-)

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Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW

SignWriting

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Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA
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