I saw you sent your message from your iPad. I tried to use
SignPuddle on the iPad. It works to read signs in the
dictionary. However I didn't manage to write signs in
SignMaker, because on the iPad you can't use drag&drop in
the internet browser, so you can't move the handsymbols
Have you or anyone else possibly tried this and find a
> Don't worry Charles
> I used to be one of the skeptics until Belgium's Kathleen
> & Sara discreetly introduced me to SW.
> The rest is history.
> Sent from my iPad
> On 26 Sep 2010, at 20:45, "Valerie Sutton"
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> SignWriting List
>> September 26, 2010
>> Hello Charles!
>> First of all, a big hug from me, and a big THANK YOU for
>> being so brave to present at any conference - It takes
>> courage to present in front of a skeptical audience (if
>> that was what they were...they may not have been)...
>> I am sure you did an excellent job and please do not be
>> hard on yourself...
>> All presentations help SignWriting, no matter what the
>> reaction, because people become interested later. Even
>> if they express some doubts right now, it is because it
>> is the first time they have heard of it and we all are
>> skeptical about new ideas - but then later, they hear
>> about it a second time from someone else, and they
>> remember the discussions with you the first time they
>> heard about it, and they decide to look into it because
>> now their interest has been stimulated a second time -
>> So you have really helped SignWriting no matter what -
>> Thank you for telling us about the presentation so
>> quickly after it happened -
>> And Kelly Jo was there? Wow - that is so great!
>> So is there more time at the conference now? It will
>> give you a chance to talk to some of the people with
>> questions - don't worry, Charles, this was a real
>> blessing -
>> Val ;-)
>> On Sep 26, 2010, at 5:33 PM, Charles Butler wrote:
>>> Well, I presented the workshop but I felt that I fell
>>> on my face for the following reasons:
>>> 1) Too much information, too little time.
>>> 2) Lack of vocabulary, all of the attendees were
>>> interpreters AND teachers of the deaf, and my
>>> vocabulary was inadequate to the task. I should have
>>> asked for help from KJ or another interpreter at the
>>> 3) I got positive responses from a couple of people,
>>> but the most common one was "how many people IN OHIO
>>> are using this system", "why should MY students have to
>>> learn anything else?" Half of them maybe "got it" but
>>> the others just kept with questions.
>>> 4) I should have simply linked to the website and gone
>>> from there as the website is informative, answers most
>>> of the common questions, and I could have had a Deaf
>>> Advocate actually talking to the group.
>>> Lessons learned, but I feel very small and inadequate
>>> right now.
>>> Charles Butler