Hello Maureen ,,, and other BSL - SW-list members , ...
Thank you very much for your answer. It helps a lot to understand.
Well ...mh ... how can anybody think that this kind of drawings ... mh...
Documents written in SignWriting are tremendously better in any way.
The reason that I am interested in these materials is the following. At school we discuss to offer BSL – going along with learning English ... instead of a mixture of DGS and English translation.
I do not know whether we really need that ..but it would be helpful to offer at least a few documents written in BSL ...
I would love to start with the numbers from 1 to 20 and some nouns (boy, girl, teacher, cat, dog,...) some Adjectives... (colours, deaf, hearing, small, ...)
Looking at the BSL Online dictionary which can be used with our great delegs-Editor there are not too many entries right now... So we need more.
Looking at online BSL - Videos I can see a lot of information coming from the mouth – same happened when I looked at the deaf students visiting our school this week. ... so our symbol set for “Mundbilder” would be helpful to write the signs as the signers perform them.
I would like to discuss that. Here is my question.
I do not know who on the sw-list is in charge of the BSL dictionary.
Who is SP ..the person that made most of the entries?
All best Stefan
Maureen Doyle [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Gesendet: Freitag, 27. September 2013 19:10
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Betreff: RE: Maureen. "Widget ./ facebook.
Yes, Ive Heard of and Have the 2 cds that are needed to install on the computer to be
able to design and print out Sign language pictures with words..
this link will show you what widget is.. and there are some free documents that may be of use to you..
Its really for making flash cards.. posters etc for people of all ages learning sign language
and for teaching aids . The Dictionaries that you can buy are made with these .
They are very good and I use alot of them as teaching aids.. and recommend our members
to buy Cath Smiths.. products..
The Widget could not be used for a Deaf person to write a letter or story in their own
sign language. so its completely different to SignWriting..
I Held a signwriting workshop here in Southport. Merseyside and Have added BSL SW signs
to the British SW section.
I cant understand why SW was never introduced into British Deaf schools many years ago..
I know Deaf person at the Deaf centre in Southport that could not read nor write he went to
The Birkdale Deaf school but it was ORAL and didnt allow signing.
I'm hard of hearing.. and been doing sign language for 17 years.. and also running my voluntary group
to teach others , Deaf people with no signing and hearing people needing or wanting to learn
for many different reasons. ..
Ive sent you an invitation by email to join our face book. group .
my best regards..
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Subject: AW: BSL ABC in SW .
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:42:13 +0200
thnak you for your message.
Well this graphic is just an example This week we have had a Comenius week at our school. Teams from Vienna (Austria), Derby (England) and Lubliniec (Poland) visited our school. They came to my classroom and I have had a short opportunity to demonstrate how we work so tremendously effectful with the delegs-Editor.
The people from England looked at it and made a comment that there is already a pretty similar concept for BSL ... “Widget”...kind of that ... I forgot the exact term.
Nevertheless it seems to me that this system is more kind of drawing people with arrows describing what kind of movement ... and it is not online. There must be some kind of Software-programm on a CD... In a few weeks my colleague will get the chance to visit them and to bring this software..
Hi Maureen do you know anything about that?
I explained that with the Delegs-BSL – dictionary they would be able to start immediately to write excercise sheets and SW-documents for their deaf students ... May be it has been a little bit too enthusiastic ..;-) and overwhelming when we wrote a few simple phrases in BSL . Anyway Tima did an outstanding job to demonstrate that he was able to write English, BSL and German...
Would be a pleasure to send the BSL ABC ... but where? Do you offer a link .. so that I have not to search for hours?
Von: Maureen Doyle
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Gesendet: Freitag, 27. September 2013 13:50
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Please post The Sw BSl alphabet to my groups face book page .
practice makes perfect.
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