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Here's a draft. I'm going to print it out at the office, sign it, and scan.
In the meantime, I thought I'd see if Valerie (or anyone else) has
suggestions to make this more impactful.
I also wasn't sure whether to address it to the particular funders in
question now, or leave it open for future use...

On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> SignWriting List
> September 14, 2014
>
> Hello Erika and everyone -
>
> Yes. Your opinions and verification of SignWriting’s value, on letterhead,
> with your academic credentials and affiliation as a Professor and Chair of
> the Anthropology Dept at Oberlin College, would be a wonderful
> recommendation to all who are skeptical or who simply do not understand why
> write sign language?
>
> And I know so many of you, here on the List, have already written such
> great letters back in 1999 and I plan to show them those letters too…but I
> know they will immediately say…Well what about in 2014?
>
> We just had a very successful Symposium, but most of the world doesn’t
> know that yet…Even when we do more publicity, like publishing the
> proceedings, most people do not understand the issues of deafness, and the
> fact that sign languages are real languages, and all the basics that we
> take for granted…
>
> So when the lady administering the grant asked me “How is SignWriting
> changing lives”…I realized that it was time for me to gather some letters
> from users again -
>
> So yes, Erika - I will be grateful for your letter on letterhead - and
> others too, even if you do not have letterhead - if you are willing to put
> your name on it, that will be enough -
>
> Thank you, and if you feel it can be exposed publicly, please tell me, so
> we can post it here on the list and on our site as well - if not I need to
> know that of course -
>
> Many thanks -
>
> Val ;-)
>
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>
>
>
> On Sep 14, 2014, at 12:07 PM, Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Hi Valerie -
> Would my academic affiliation would be helpful in pursing this grant? If
> so, I can write my letter on Oberlin letterhead, use my titles, etc.  Let
> me know!
> Erika
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2014 at 12:22 PM, Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> SignWriting List
>> September 11, 2014
>>
>> Thank you, Anny! I will start gathering all of the comments into a list
>> of comments answering the question: “How is SignWriting Changing Lives?” …
>>
>> Do you have a link to “les CANTONS SUISSE”?
>>
>> Val ;-)
>>
>> ——
>>
>>
>> On Sep 11, 2014, at 9:02 AM, Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod <
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>> for signwriting learners.... SignWriting is an easy way to write down
>> signs and remember the lexicon they learn....
>> really usefull to elaborate material to work with children (or adults)
>> my last example.....
>> "les CANTONS SUISSE" (states of Switzerland.....)
>>
>> Anny
>>
>> Le 11 sept. 2014 à 16:29, Valerie Sutton a écrit :
>>
>> SignWriting List
>> September 11, 2014
>>
>> Can anyone give me a paragraph answering this question?
>>
>> How is SignWriting changing lives?
>>
>> Or, how has SignWriting changed your life?
>>
>> Val ;-)
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