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[videoblogging] Re: New here

By M. Sean Gilligan | "M. Sean Gilligan" <seanlist@...> | M_Sean_Gilligan
August 8, 2004 | Post #620 | Topic #604

> > Why do written languages make it inaccessible? Am I missing >something? > >Good question, and one that is asked by most people out there. > >Answer is threefold: <snip> >Anyone who has experience of using different languages should have >an inkling of what I'm talking about. Very interesting. Thanks for explaining it to me/us. > > Are you implying "talking hands" instead of "talking heads"? > >Well talking hands, facial expressions, body movement, placement >etc. Sign isn't just about your hands, although it might look like >it to an outsider. :) I understand. One of the subjects of discussion on this list (and elsewhere) is what value a "talking head" video adds over a text-only blog entry. In many cases the answer seems to be "not much". Sign language is a case where there is great value to having video. This is what I was beginning to understand when I asked the above question. > > <promo-mode>That's what http://www.vblogcentral.com is trying to >do.</promo-mode> Many of us think this type of approach makes sense. > >Excellent. I will take a look at it. Please sign up for the alpha. We'd love to get feedback from deaf users, I'm sure they'll bring a new and interesting set of feature requests. >Some of this stuff, needs to be taken out to the Deaf community, and >I am talking about internationally. What are the issues with "translating" from one sign language to another. Is there an "international" sign language? -- Sean -- --------------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Sean Gilligan : 831-466-9788 x11 Catalla Systems, Inc. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------