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Re: New here

By Eli Chapman | "Eli Chapman" <opensourcefood@...> | opensourcefood
August 10, 2004 | Post #651 | Topic #604

Ben, one hearing friend watched and understood, a deaf friend didn't. She said you're speaking in different language (she speaks ASL, I guess you speak British SL). amazing. Everyone's lol. -eli --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, BJ Fletcher <enlightenedtux@y...> wrote: > Evenin', > > Yet another signing Brit here... > > On 9 Aug 2004, at 21:37, Eli Chapman wrote: > > > iSight and video communication is becoming quite popular among the > > deaf community. > > I'm not surprised, Eli. I've used iSight and iChat with people from > New York and as far as Australia, and the quality has always been > excellent - with it, I feel a lot freer as I don't have to sign as slow > as I did with Windows. > > > Every computer at the computer lab at Gaulladet > > Univerisity has a webcam. Phone booths are similarly equipped if one > > wants to make a video relay call (you sign, interpreter speaks to > > whom you called, and interprets back into sign for you). > > There's so much potential, indeed! > > > Several deaf > > people I know here in NY have recently bought cams and are chatting > > whenever they're on the computer with them. > > Care to start a new egroup for signing iSight/iChat users to form a > community? > > If anyone cares, here's my test videoblog: > > http://benfletcher.net/videoblog.php > > Ben (sorry I haven't introduced myself - am awful at it...)