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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 *
> *
> **
>
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> *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
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-- 
Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Oberlin College