The first writing system to gain use among the public was SignWriting, proposed in 1974 by Valerie Sutton.[55] SignWriting consists of more than 5000 distinct iconic graphs/glyphs.[55] Currently it is in use in many schools for the Deaf, particularly in Brazil, and has been used in international sign language forums with speakers and researchers in more than 40 countries, including Brazil, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Tunisia, and the United States. Sutton SignWriting has both a printed and an electronically produced form so that persons can use the system anywhere that oral languages are written (personal letters, newspapers and media, academic research). The systematic examination of the International Sign Writing Alphabet (ISWA) as an equivalent usage structure to the International Phonetic Alphabet for spoken languages has been proposed.[58]According to some researchers, SignWriting is not a phonemic orthography, and does not have a one-to-one map from phonological forms to written forms.[59]. This assertion has been disputed and the process for each country to look at the ISWA and create a phonemic/morphemic assignment of features of each sign language was proposed by researchers Msc. Roberto Cesar Reis da Costa and Madson Barreto in a thesis forum on June 23, 2014. [60]At this point the Wikimedia has accepted SignWriting for inclusion in a translation project of articles written in English and then translated into ASL and is working on a specific translation engine.[61]

I updated the ASL Wikipedia article to include the above paragraph which cross-referenced some presentations at the forum. I hope that others will avail yourselves of Wikipedia and other media outlets to let people know of ongoing research. 

Sometimes just getting a footnote is a major step forward. 
 
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From: Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, July 25, 2014 1:12 PM
Subject: SW SYMPOSIUM ... Thank you to all the presenters!

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THANK YOU TO ALL PRESENTERS
AT THE SIGNWRITING SYMPOSIUM 2014!

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR DEDICATION
 TO YOUR SIGNWRITING PROJECTS,
AND FOR PRESENTING AT THE SYMPOSIUM
LIVE ONLINE IN GOOGLE HANGOUTS

…and this is only the beginning (smile)…
Your presentations will be improved with captions
and other supportive communications, and will be
separated into individual videos to be placed on
your Presentation web pages, as well as being
a part of the longer videos for each of the 4 days.

…and we hope to continue to share together,
in future symposiums,
and on your 2014 presentation web pages…


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40 Presentations From 12 Countries
Recorded LIVE July 21-24, 2014
VIEW THE SYMPOSIUM RECORDINGS:
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