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Congratulations to Adam!! Great to read this report - sounds like you're
going to be very busy Val and Adam :))
a friend of mine has a song where she says this "I bless your path with
the stars at night and the smile of the day as its dawning" - that's my
wish for you both and your path of work
enjoy,
maria

> Val that IS a great update. Congratulations to Adam on his MA - and how
> exciting that you'll be able to work on all these projects together. Maybe
> I could visit you two at some point during the year - I'd love to finally
> meet Adam.
> Best,
> Erika
>
> On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Valerie Sutton
> <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> SignWriting List
>> May 16, 2012
>>
>> Hi Ron and everyone -
>> I forgot to mention, that one of my personal projects, is helping the
>> publishing of the Bible, translated into American Sign Language (ASL)
>> and
>> written in SignWriting� Some of my jobs related to this are:
>>
>> 1. Assisting with the book publishing of Ron Dettloff's Deaf Church's
>> writing of the Gospel According to Mark�
>>
>> Gospel According to Mark
>> http://www.signwriting.org/library/ASLBible/Mark.html
>>
>>
>> 2.  Assisting with the book publishing of Nancy Romero's ASL
>> translations
>> of the New Living Translation (NLT)
>>
>> ASLGospel.org
>> http://www.aslgospel.org/
>>
>>
>> 3. Assisting with the web design for all Bible translations written in
>> any
>> sign language�
>>
>>
>> There are also other projects starting around the world�and I am happy
>> to
>> assist with all of them - just write to me to ask for assistance�for
>> example, there is a new project from Saudi Arabia � they are producing a
>> teacher's training kit�and I hope to be helping with that project -
>>
>> Life is fun!
>>
>> Val ;-)
>>
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>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On May 16, 2012, at 8:38 AM, Ronald Dettloff wrote:
>>
>> Good report
>>
>> R. H.  Dettloff *
>> *
>> **
>>
>>   ------------------------------
>> *From:* Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11:32 AM
>> *Subject:* Report from Val's Desk - May 16 2012
>>
>> SignWriting List
>> May 16, 2012
>>
>> Good Morning SignWriting List!
>>
>> Here in La Jolla, California, where I live, we have a sunny morning that
>> brings smiles to everyone�and I am writing to share our smiles with all
>> of
>> you�smile�;-))
>>
>> Adam Frost, a member of our DAC (Deaf Action Committee), has just
>> graduated from Gallaudet University, with a Master's Degree in
>> Linguistics
>> (congrats, Adam!).
>>
>> Last Friday, my parents and I watched Adam receive his diploma in the
>> Gallaudet graduation ceremonies, on the web with live video streaming
>> from
>> the event at Gallaudet. It was a beautiful ceremony�.The lead speakers
>> at
>> the graduation ceremony were amazing - One of the presentations was from
>> the Finnish president of the World Federation of the Deaf, and I believe
>> he
>> was signing in a blend of Finnish and International signs, and then
>> other
>> Deaf interpreters were interpreting in ASL, and then others were voicing
>> in
>> English with simultaneous captioning on the live video streaming. It was
>> beautiful technology and beautiful signing!
>>
>> Here in my home we have several laptops and a wireless connection, so I
>> was able to place a laptop on my elderly mother's lap and she was able
>> to
>> watch the whole ceremony, reading the English captions, and she watched
>> Adam walk to the podium to accept his diploma�we were in tears it was so
>> exciting...
>>
>> Then Sunday evening, Adam arrived here in San Diego, to live with me and
>> my family, for the next year. Then Adam hopes to return to Gallaudet in
>> September, 2013, to start his Ph.D in Linguistics.
>>
>> So for the next year I am blessed with Adam's assistance on several
>> SignWriting projects. Here are our general plans, although things can
>> change as needed:
>>
>> *1. Video instruction, in ASL, with English voice and captions, for 4
>> computer programs:*
>>
>> SignPuddle 2
>>
>> Delegs Editor
>>
>> SignWriter Studio
>>
>> SignWriting Media Wiki Plugin
>> (for creating Wiki-style encyclopedia articles in SignWriting)
>>
>> (if there are other new computer programs for SignWriting, which need
>> instruction, please tell us)
>>
>>
>> *2. Lessons in SignWriting, Video Series, Video 3: SignWriting Movement
>> Symbols*
>> This video was already filmed in 2008 with Lucinda O'Grady Batch and
>> Adam
>> Frost teaching Movement Symbols in ASL, but the video footage was never
>> edited and completed as a movie�so Adam will be doing the video editing
>> to
>> put the movie together. It will be great to have a third video in the
>> Lessons in SignWriting Video Series.
>>
>>
>> *3. SignWriting Movement Symbols Reference Manual*
>> Using excerpts from the above video, Adam and I will create a Reference
>> Manual that will show each Movement Symbol in the International
>> SignWriting
>> Alphabet 2010, and explain them in ASL, with examples of how to write
>> with
>> them�
>>
>> If we can get this much done in the next year we will be lucky!!
>>
>> Meanwhile, our organization, the Center for Sutton Movement Writing,
>> will
>> also be focusing on other projects too�Steve Slevinski's new software
>> developments expand further than just SignPuddle 2 and the SignWriting
>> Media Wiki Plugin�and Steve's new developments will be highlighted as
>> they
>> are completed.
>>
>> I am also looking forward to working on a new project that has just
>> received funding, but I cannot discuss it until we have permission to
>> announce it - But it is coming in 2012-2013 as well - It is a database
>> project using SignWriting...
>>
>> I want to thank everyone for your ongoing support for SignWriting�Thank
>> you to those who are creating new software�Thank you to those who teach
>> SignWriting around the world� and ...Thank you to all the researchers
>> who
>> write theses and dissertations and do research...
>>
>> I hope you will feel free to post your reports about your work too...
>>
>> Have a splendid day -
>>
>> Val ;-)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Valerie Sutton
>> [log in to unmask]
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> Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
> Assistant Professor of Anthropology
> Oberlin College
>