Having worked with avatar programs in Brazil before, I have a few observations.
1) Avatars may have a default beginning setting, this one seems to have one, but that default setting is not the start point of each sign. Each sign has a beginning and an end. With this avatar, all signs start at the waist, not at the natural beginning of each sign.
2) Some orientations seemed to have been viewed backward. This may be because of a misunderstanding of avatars and expressive signwriting. The one sign I can rememer is understand. The palm facing is toward the writer, not away from the writer. The avatar signs away from the writer.
3) Unsure which fingerspelling system is being used. A sign that says AUD is apparently AVD, which may be some other fingerspellings outfit, but not ASL.
4) The sign translated "ASL" reads as "RV" in ASL, so I'm not sure which signed language is being produced.
From: Kate <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wed, April 21, 2010 1:35:48 PM
Subject: Re: Need your help - can you view this video?
works very well...
I use Safari!
On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 4:15 PM, Ingvild Roald <[log in to unmask]>
I can see the video clearly
> Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:59:40 -0700
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> Subject: Need your help - can you view this video?
> SignWriting List
> April 20, 2010
> Hello Everyone!
> I need your help. Can you view the video from YouTube that I just posted on the front page of our web site?:
> Go to:
> SignWriting Site
> This is the first time I have ever embedded a video from YouTube on a web page, and it is in Flash, or SWF I guess...
> I have never posted a video in Flash before, and DreamWeaver, the program I use to do web design, keeps telling me that I have to do several things to make it visible on the new Internet Explorer...and I am having problems...it shows up on my Mac, but I am concerned maybe it will not be visible on a PC?
> Does anyone use the latest version of Internet Explorer on Windows? Because the Mac no longer uses Internet Explorer and I have no way to test it...
> The video is
wonderful! A Deaf man, named Ed, from Michigan, who attends the Deaf Church that Pastor Ron Dettloff directs, explains in ASL that he was born Deaf and that he learned a little SignWriting but still needs to learn more, and then he reads out loud in ASL from the book written in SignWriting...He does a great job and it is a good video - Thank you, Ed and Ron, for doing this for us, and giving us permission to post...
> Thanks for your feedback, everyone!
> Val ;-)