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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Sun Nov 22, 1998  1:14 am
Subject:  Re: SW Literature in Libraries

On Thu, 29 Oct 1998, Cheryl Zapien wrote:
>Valerie: You need to get in touch with Chris Wixtrom--the lady I told you
>about. She might be able to give you some ideas. She has a deaf librarian on
>the board of ASLACCESS. You guys are a natural match. I think you can
>her by going to her website: If not, let me know. Cheryl

November 21, 1998

Hi Cheryl and everyone-
Thank you for this suggestion. I never got the chance to contact Christine
Wixtrom. Then yesterday, Christine wrote to me! It turns out that back in
the mid-1980's, one of our Deaf staff members, Philip "Flipper" Clarkson,
wrote to Christine in SignWriting. I had not realized the
is true we had a SignWriting pen pal club back then and Flipper wrote to
several people in both ASL and English.

Christine informed me yesterday, that recently people have been contacting
ASL Access, asking for information on SignWriting. So Christine requested
that I send our four SW videos to ASL Access for review. I did that today.
If they are accepted, the videos will be made available to libraries. Here
is information about ASL Access, which Christine sent to me:

"ASL Access is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization providing information
about ASL video resources and assisting public libraries in acquiring ASL
video collections. You can visit the web site at....

...and take a look at the Resources section. Click on "Reviews" to see
reviews of sign language videos. Click on "Sign Language Catalogs and
Sources" for a list of over 40 sources for ASL videos. Check DeafNation
newspaper, November 1998 (inside of front page) for an article about ASL
Access, as well as other newspapers in December for other articles on ASL

In addition to providing information about ASL resources to the general
public, the organization recommends to public librarians a pre-selected set
of sign video resources, and assists with funding for public library
acquisition of this set.

If the videos are reviewed, the reviews will be placed on the ASL Access
web site and sent to newspapers and other publications. It is possible for
videos which are reviewed to be added to the "core" set of ASL video
resources ("The Collection") which is recommended to public librarians."

Christine Wixtrom
ASL Access

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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