|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Mon Nov 23, 1998 9:18 pm
Subject: Re: SW Literature in Libraries
November 23, 1998
Hello SignWriting List!
In regards to my last message about ASL Access... Here is a description of
the SignWriting videos which I submitted to ASL Access for review:
Video Series: Lessons In SignWriting (2 videos)
Learn SignWriting at home or in the classroom with these two educational
videos. Two Deaf native signers, Lucinda O'Grady Batch & Kevin Clark, teach
the basics of SignWriting in American Sign Language (ASL), with English
voice and open captions. The series includes: Video 1: Introduction to
SignWriting (21-min) and Video 2: SignWriting Basics (31-min). Each video
includes a booklet with a transcription of the English voice plus a review
of the instruction. ISBN: 0-914336-72-X
Video Series: Deaf Perspectives On SignWriting (2 videos)
Two videos and two booklets discuss the history of SignWriting. Both videos
come with an accompanying paperback booklet transcribing the English voice
on the video.
Video 1: How Deaf Opinons Changed.
Four Deaf native ASL signers, Lucinda Batch, Bonita Ewan, Kathleen Say, and
Denny Voreck, give their opinions on SignWriting. In ASL, with English
voice-over. Includes a booklet with a transcription of the English on the
video. 17 minutes long.
Video 2: How SignWriting Changed.
Taken from the perspective of the Deaf people involved, Video Two is a
synopsis of how the writing system changed and improved, as more and more
Deaf people began to use SignWriting. Native signers skilled in SignWriting
discuss how they used the system in the 1980's and early 1990's. Features
George 'Butch' Zein, Lucinda Batch, Kevin Clark, Denny Voreck, and Valerie
Sutton, with guest appearances by Bernard Bragg, and a special visitor from
Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz Al-Obaid, who discusses recording Saudi Arabian
Sign Language. Included is a booklet transcribing the English on the video,
plus diagrams showing examples of the different writing styles. 30 minutes
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