[bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Sign Language

  • From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 18:47:00 -0500

Hi Laura,

I think Barbara is thinking of finger spelling when she asks if they will be 
signing in your hand.  It has been my experience that you put your hands on 
the hands of the person who is signing to you, and follow their signs in 
that way.  Some sighted deaf, and some blind people as well, are sensitive 
about touching and being touched.  I do know it is something one has to work 
at every day in order to get really good at reading signs and signing back. 
Are you studying ASL, or signing in English, meaning that the signs are 
different.  I am no expert, but I am deaf-blind and have had some experience 
with people signing in English.  I know nothing about ASL, except that there 
is a difference.


Sue S.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Laura Glowacki
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 6:29 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Sign Language

I'm not sure, but I'm assuming that this is how the class will work. 
Another totally blind friend of mine is also taking the course, and I 
imagine he and I will also be spending extra time outside of the classroom 
working with the instructor.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Barbara
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 2:46 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: OT Sign Language

  I guess, you are going to communicate by having someone do the signs in 
your hands. Is this correct?


  Laura Glowacki <orangebutterfly87@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
    I'm totally blind, and I'm taking a sign language class in the fall. 
Once again I believe bookshare (and the wonderful volunteers who make it 
possible) will be responsible for giving me much needed additional help 
outside of the classroom.  Every little bit helps especially in a difficult 
subject such as this.  So thank you for the book!

     ----- 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.



      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

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