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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Sat Dec 5, 1998  6:24 pm
Subject:  Literacy Project Description

December 5, 1998

Dear SignWriting List Members:
This morning has been busy for a Saturday morning!

I received a request for a description of our Literacy Project, so here it is:

The SignWriting Literacy Project is pioneering a new concept in Deaf
Education. Two residential schools for the deaf, one hearing-impaired
mainstreaming program, one private tutoring group, and one homeschool are
now participating. Five more schools for the deaf are welcome to join this
experimental project in 1999. Newly developed books, videos and software
are donated to classes of deaf students. In return, teachers, students and
parents provide ideas and feedback. This valuable commentary will be
published in an annual SignWriting Literacy Project Report, distributed to
educators and freely accessed on the SignWriting Web Site.

SignWriting is a way to read, write and type any signed language. All
materials donated to the schools are written in American Sign Language
(ASL), authored by Deaf native ASL signers. An English translation of the
original ASL is included with all publications. The SignWriting videos are
taught in ASL with English voiceover. Fluency in reading and writing
American Sign Language is used as a bridge to teach written English.
Although this is a new project, feedback is already coming in, and the
results seem positive.

Would you like your school to participate?
Write or call for a free packet of information:

The SignWriting Literacy Project
The DAC * Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting,
P.O. Box 517 * La Jolla * CA * 92038-0517 * USA
Voice: (619)456-0098 * TTY: (619)456-0010 * Fax: (619)456-0020
Email: * Web:


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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