Maybe, that was my problem (smile). Even if I had no vision problem, it would have been difficult for me to follow the signs, anyway. Maybe, I gave up too soon and should try again. Thanks! Barbara siss52 <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: One of my friends has worked as a teacher and now in an administrative position at the Illinois School for the Deaf. She knows sign language and has taught it, but she says that even people with normal vision soometimes have troouble following the kids' signs. They make up shortcuts, just as we do when we speak, and sometimes it can be very hard to follow. Sue S. ----- Original Message ----- From: Barbara To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 6:21 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Sign Language I have taken sign language classes and also found it frustrating because of my vision problem. I had difficulty reading the sign language quickly and producing the signs since I had difficulty seeing the exact nature of the signs to copy. Like you I am interested in Deaf Culture and wish that I had a more effective way to sign. I am glad to know that someone else had the same experience as I had. At one time I wanted to teach kids with hearing impairments but gave up because signing was difficult for me. Barbara Barbara Anastasia Saridakis <anamatia81@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: Hi CIndy Thanks again for takig the book on. The book will answer that questions and many others. I too have been interested n deaf culture but have never learned an effective way to learn to sign. I tried a class but it was full imersion and very frustating. Anyways, thanks again for the help. If you have any questions, I wstil have the file. Take care Anastasia --------------------------------- Fussy? Opinionated? Impossible to please? Perfect. Join Yahoo!'s user panel and lay it on us.