SignWriting History
 
People Who Have Dedicated Time, Knowledge, Effort & Resources
to Improve and Spread the Use of SignWriting Around the World
Above: Researchers, teachers, software developers and publishers
gathered in Brussels, Belgium in 2005 at the First SignWriting Symposium.

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A
Abushaira, Mohammed Mahmod
Dissertation, SignWriting For Deaf Children, 2007
Research, Deaf Education, Jordan & Saudi Arabia

Alexander, Marie
Director, Institute of Linguistics, University of Malta
SignWriting is included in Sign Linguistic Modules

Editor, Maltese Sign Language Dictionary in SW

Aznar, Guylhem
Dissertation, SignWriting & Unicode, April, 2008
University of Toulouse, France


B
Boal, Kelly Jo
Video transcriptionist in American Sign Language
producing a list of ASL titles written in SignWriting

Borg, Karl
Deaf teacher and researcher, University of Malta,
Writing the Maltese Sign Language Dictionary


Braem, Penny Boyes
Linguist, researcher, German-Swiss Sign Language
Wrote and Published Books written in SignWriting

Brito, Ronnie Fagundes de
Developer, SignWriting CaptionMaker Software
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brasil

Bucher, Susan Diamond
Interpreter & Native ASL Signer, Managing Editor
of the SignWriter Newspaper from 1982-1984


Butler, Charles
Work with SignWriting Since 1981, Writing
American and Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS)



C
Callus, Dorianne
Deaf teacher and researcher, University of Malta,
Writing the Maltese Sign Language Dictionary

Capovilla, Fernando
Professor University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Published the Encyclopedia of LIBRAS

Channon, Rachel
Professor Linguistics, University of Connecticut
Director, SignType Project, a linguistic database


Clark, Kevin

Professor American Sign Language
Teacher SignWriting, Lessons in SW Videos

Costa, Antonio Carlos da Rocha

Professor Computer Science, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Pioneered SWML (SignWriting Markup Language)


D
Dettloff, Ron

Pastor of the Deaf Church in Shores, Michigan
Writing the Bible in American Sign Language

Dlugolecka, Lucyna
Teacher & Researcher on SignWriting
University of Warsaw, Poland

Doyle, Maureen
Director, Practice Makes Perfect, UK
Presents Workshops on SignWriting in Southport

Duell, Todd
Software Developer, SignBank 2002-2009
Database Software in FileMaker Pro

Duncan, Jonathan
Software Developer,
Canada & Honduras
Developing SignWriter Suite for Windows


E
Everson, Michael

Designer of the Sutton TrueType Fonts for
SignWriting Fingerspelling, Unicode Expert




F
Fikejs, Jan Honza

SignWriting in the Czech Republic was mainly
spearheaded by Honza, through web & workshops.

Flood, Cecilia
Dissertation on Deaf Children Learning SignWriting
2002 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque


Frost, Adam

Deaf Author, Teacher, Web Designer & Videographer
Deaf Action Committee for SignWriting, 2004 to present


G

Galea, Maria Azzopardi
Dissertation on SignWriting, University of Malta
Translating & Writing Passages from the Bible &
Children's Stories in Maltese Sign Language


Gallant, Philippe

Deaf Author, Teacher, Bible Translator & Editor
Deaf Action Committee for SignWriting, 2004 to present

Gilchrist, Shane
Deaf Author, Teacher, Linguist, Northern Ireland
Sign Languages
: Kenya, British, Northern Ireland

Girod, Anne-Claude Prelaz

Writer, Teacher, Translator, Linguist, Swiss-French Sign Language
Founder, SignEcriture Organization in French Switzerland


Gleaves, Richard

Software Developer, SignWriter //e, SignWriter //c
& SignWriter DOS, pioneering typing in SignWriting

Gunsauls, Darline Clark
Deaf Author, Teacher, Professor of ASL
Director, Deaf Action Committee for SignWriting, 1996


Gunsauls, David
Deaf Writer of SignWriting Newsletters
Deaf Action Committee for SignWriting



H
Heylen, Kathleen

Teacher of Deaf Children, Kasterlinden School in
Brussells, Belgium, in Flemish Sign Language

Hoek, Karen van
Linguist, worked with Valerie Sutton and the Deaf Action
Committee for SignWriting in the 1980s & 1990s

Hoffmann-Dilloway, Erika
Anthopological-Linguist writing studies on SignWriting.
Professor of Anthropology at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
.


J
Jacobsen, Birgit

Publisher of Books on SignWriting in Germany
Published the SignWriting Handbook and others...


K
Kegl, James and Judy Shepard

Established schools for the Deaf in Nicaragua
Writes books in Nicaraguan Sign Language


L
Lu, Gan

Software Dissertation, University of Central Lancashire, UK
"
Automatic Hand Gesture Recognition for SignWriting"

Ly, Daniel Noelpp
Software Developer, SignWriter Tiger


M
Majewski, Lars
Software Developer, SignWriter Python

Martin, Joe
Linguist, Papers and Thesis on Comparing
Stokoe Notation with Sutton SignWriting


Meijssen, Gerard
Wikipedia Language Committee Member
endorsing an ASL Wikipedia on the web


N
Noelpp-Ly, Daniel
Software Developer, SignWriter Tiger


O
Ogawa, Michael

Software Developer, SignBank I, II, III
Desk Accessories for Macintosh 1988

O'Grady Farnady, Lucinda
Founder, Deaf Action Committe for SignWriting
Teacher SignWriting, Lessons in SW Videos



P
Pach, Suzanne

Writer, Teacher, SignWriting in the UK and the Netherlands
Teaches workshops on writing BSL in the UK. Blog: Write BSL

Parkhurst, Steve & Dianne
Writers, Teachers, Translators, Linguists, Madrid & Barcelona
Spain, Authors of Textbook on SignWriting: SignoEscritura

Prelaz-Girod, Anne-Claude
Writer, Teacher, Translator, Linguist, Swiss-French Sign Language
Founder, SignEcriture Organization in French Switzerland


Q
Ouadros, Ronice Muller de

Sign Language Linguist & Educator, Brazil


R
Reese, Bill
Provided and designed maps tracking SignWriting usage
,
and preserved and posted the SignWriting List Archives...

Roald, Ingvild

Dissertation: Professor of Physics who used SignWriting
while teaching physics to Deaf students in Norway


Rocha Costa, Antonio Carlos da

Professor Computer Science, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Pioneered SWML (SignWriting Markup Language)


Romero, Nancy
Skilled in SignWriting since the 1970's. Founding Editor
of the SignWriter Newspaper in 1981. Translator and writer
of the New Testament in American Sign Language.


S
Shaw, Kimberley
Librarian in Massachusetts who writes and publishes her own
works, including an Anthology of SignWriting Literature

Shepard-Kegl, James and Judy

Established schools for the Deaf in Nicaragua
Writes books in Nicaraguan Sign Language

Slevinski, Stephen E.

Software Developer of SignPuddle Servers, Online & Offline,
Binary SignWriting (BSW), SignWriting Image Server (SWIS)

SignWriting MediaWiki Plugin & SignPuddle Reader & Writer

Sparrevohn, Bente
Teacher of Deaf Children in Denmark who pioneered
the teaching of SignWriting in the 1980's...

Stumpf, Marianne
Professor of Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS) who was
the first Deaf person to use SignWriting in Brazil.


Sutton, Valerie J
Inventor, Sutton Movement Writing and Shorthand,
which includes SignWriting, DanceWriting, SportsWriting,
MimeWriting and MovementWriting for gesture analysis.


T
Thiessen, Stuart
Dissertation, "A Grammar of SignWriting", May, 2011
University of North Dakota, USA

Deaf Author, Teacher, Bible Translator & Editor
Deaf Action Committee for SignWriting, 2004 to present




W
Woehrmann, Stefan
Teacher of Deaf Children, Osnabruck School for the Deaf,
Germany. Author of books and literature on SignWriting (DGS).

Wren, Cherie
Teacher of Deaf Children, Georgia School for the Deaf, USA.
Author of literature written in American Sign Language (ASL).


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