March 27, 2013
Your message is amazing too…. Thank you for sharing with us … great to feel your enthusiasm ;-)
Maybe your students will enjoy our ASL Wikipedia? - Have you seen the articles written in ASL? Can your students read the articles?
Take a look…
ASL Wikipedia Projecthttp://ase.wikipedia.wmflabs.org
ASL articles are translations of articles in the English Wikipedia:
1. Charles-Michel de l'Epee
2. Laurent Clerc
3. Alice Cogswell
4. City of Helen, Georgia
5. William Stokoe
6. Carol Padden
7. Israeli Sign Language
This is pretty amazing!! I had no idea that it is all over the world! I first learn
about the sign writing through the Deaf artist and then through Master ASL.
I am a Deaf ASL Teacher at high school full time for a long time...
When I look/read the sign writing first time, I understand right away. I was
real surprised at how much I understood sign writing since ASL is part of me
for who I am. I thought that it would be too hard for me but it is not!!! I
was shocked and happy at the same time that I finally fit in that "sign writing"
I showed it to my students and they seemed really fascinating and real
surprised that ASL is actually a language. It seems like "notarized" seal it for
real... I see their face "drop to the floor" Now they know that ASL is for
real and it is equal to any written language. Just unique.