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March 13, 2013

Hello Everyone -

Not only is SignWriting more established in French-Belgium now, but recently I received this email from Kathleen Heylen, a teacher of SignWriting from Flemish-Belgium - Kathleen gave me permission to post her message below:


On Feb 25, 2013, at 9:05 AM, Kathleen Heylen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hallo Valerie,
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> first of all... Happy Birthday!! (sorry, few days late ;)
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> I was in Holland this weekend. I gave them the basic start lesson to learn SignWriting. They were very motivated.
> They also had questions. I've told them, if they really want to move ahead they can always contact you.
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> They wanted to know about software for SignWriting (not online).
> And when you want to use SignMaker, they would find it easy to put the curser on a symbol and be able to read what the symbol means.
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> I promised them I would ask you ;)
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> You see SignWriting is moving up in the world ;)
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> kind regards from Belgium!
> Kathleen



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On Mar 13, 2013, at 12:12 PM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> SignWriting List
> March 13, 2013
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> Dear SignWriting List members -
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> Yesterday I was blessed with a visit, in my home, from Thierry Haesenne, from the Institut Libre Marie Haps, PROFILS, in Brussels, Belgium...
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> And we are also blessed with a houseguest this week from Ireland - Shane Gilchirst  - we are having a great time! Shane knows Thierry - they are here because of a big Deaf wedding that took place in Los Angeles last week, and now they are visiting friends in Southern California ;-)
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> Thierry could only stay a few hours yesterday, but he had the chance to tell me a little about how they are using SignWriting in French-Belgium now - they are not only continuing from their original work in the mid-2000s, but are expanding their work using SignWriting in school curriculums, thanks to teachers and researchers such as Thierry, Bruno Sonnemans and others.
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> So SignWriting is growing in French-Belgium - They are using the DELEGS software from Hamburg, Germany, as well as SignPuddle too!
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> I hope to write a more detailed report later, about specifics of their work in French-Belgium -
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> Congratulations and thank you Thierry, Bruno and everyone -
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> I enjoyed our visit so much, and wish it could have been longer - I think we need a SignWriting Symposium in La Jolla, California!
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