Val, sorry for difficult situation in your family. I hope thinks goes better soon.
Anyway it is every time interesting question in how many countries is SW used.
I also have problems to answer this question to people who ask this.
Few years ago I asked on the list for schools where SW is used, but I did not get many responses. Therefor it is good idea to create new webpage with countries, theirs projects etc. so everyone can see where an how is SW used in the world.
I think, here in the Czech Republic is SW well known (many people knows that SW exists) at least by SL interpreters and people who study deaf studies university in Prague or Brno and most of deaf students studying in Brno).
Now we are working on writing children story to SW (story is written by deaf authors) and I hope we manage to print the book this year. We also use SW in university dictionary and I like to teach SW to deaf and hearing students next term.
Honza Fikejs, CZ
Thanks Valerie, Claudia and Stefan responses.
I am also very happy with the expansion of SignWriting in the world.
=> The world is a big place, is not it?
Yes, Valerie, great!
Indeed there is much work to do. The Internet has helped this.
I believe that the communities in which each of us is embedded multiplying agents
have generated to expand the SignWriting. In Brazil it all started with a small
group of people as well.
In our city, many people are willing to learn to write signs, my wife (deaf) and I
are preparing to offer workshops and courses.
Small actions great results. It's like when a little stone hits the water and
generates a lot of waves.