SignWriting Presentations
in 4
Categories

1 EDUCATION

2 LITERATURE

3 RESEARCH

4 SOFTWARE

STREAMED LIVE ONLINE
JULY 21-24, 2014
SignWriting Symposium Education Titles
1SIGNWRITING IN EDUCATION (15 presentations)

PRESENTATION 2
Category: Education

“Woehrmann´s SpeechWriting in SignWriting Documents Teaching Deaf Students
Spoken Language.”

AUTHOR
Stefan Woehrmann

Stefan Woehrmann
stefanwoehrmann@gebaerdenschrift.de
www.gebaerdenschrift.de
www.signwriting.org/germany
www.delegs.com/DelegsPage/

Teacher of Deaf Children
Osnabruck School for the Deaf
Landesbildungszentrum fur Hoergeschaedigte
August-Hoelscher-Straße 89
49080 Osnabruck     
GERMANY

LANGUAGES: English, German, German Sign Language
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 3
Category: Education

“Ways to Write Sign Languages by Hand with SignWriting.”

AUTHOR
Adam Frost

Adam Frost
frost@signwriting.org

ASL Professor, San Diego Mesa College &
University of California San Diego (UCSD),
Linguist, ASL Wikipedia & SignWriting Editor

Center for Sutton Movement Writing
PO Box 517, La Jolla, CA. 92038-0517, USA
FrostVillage.com, SignWriting.org, ASL Wikipedia

LANGUAGES: English & American Sign Language (ASL)
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 6
Category: Education

“Literacy in a Trilingual Context using
SignWriting: the Paraguayan Experience.”

AUTHOR
Mirta E. Barreto

Mirta E. Barreto
mirtab@hotmail.com
Letra Paraguay, Proyecto LSPy
Paraguayan Sign Language Project
http://www.iglesiadesordos.org.py/index.php/en/
PARAGUAY

LANGUAGES: English, Paraguayan Sign Language
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 9
Category: Education

“Using SignWriting to Teach Hearing
American Sign Language Students:
A 10 year Retrospective.”

AUTHOR
Natasha Escalada-Westland

Natasha Escalada-Westland
escaladawestland@gmail.com
Howenstine High Magnet School,
Ironwood Ridge High School &
Catalina Magnet High School,
Tucson Unified School District
Tucson, Arizona, USA

LANGUAGES: English, American Sign Language
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 10
Category: Education

“Ordering Signs in Dictionaries” 

AUTHOR
Charles Butler

Charles Butler
chazzer3332000@yahoo.com
SignNet Project of the Catholic University
of Pelotas, BRAZIL, (when initial work was begun)
ASL Article Writer for the ASL Wikipedia
History, SignWriting.org, ASL Wikipedia

LANGUAGES: LIBRAS, Brazilian Portuguese, English, ASL
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 12
Category: Education

“DELEGS-Editor”: A Software Tool For
Teaching Deaf Students Spoken Language”

AUTHOR
Stefan Woehrmann

Stefan Woehrmann
stefanwoehrmann@gebaerdenschrift.de
www.gebaerdenschrift.de
www.delegs.com/DelegsPage/
www.signwriting.org/germany

Teacher of Deaf Children
Osnabruck School for the Deaf
Landesbildungszentrum fur Hoergeschaedigte
August-Hoelscher-Straße 89
49080 Osnabruck     
GERMANY

LANGUAGES: English, German, German Sign Language
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 15
Category: Education

“The Importance of SignWriting
in Deaf Education ”

AUTHORS
Mohamed Ali Balti
(Signwriting teacher at Ibn Charaf University in Tunisia)
Presentation in English
Email: livingtabernacle@yahoo.fr

Fedi Bahri
Email: behrifedi@yahoo.fr
(Tunisian Sign Language Teacher at Ibn Charaf & Tunisian Deaf Sportive and Educative Academy President)
Presentation in Tunisian Sign Language (LST)

Wafa Laajili
(Tunisian Sign Language teacher)
Email: foofa.laajili@yahoo.fr
 Presentation in Arabic

LANGUAGES: English, Arabic, Tunisian Sign Language
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 16
Category: Education

“Contribution of Assistive Communication and
Writing Signs for Communication with the Deaf”

AUTHORS
Enilde Faulstich
Gláucio de Castro Júnior
Patrícia Tuxi dos Santos

Enilde Faulstich
enildef@uol.com.br
Universidade de Brasília - UnB
BRAZIL

Gláucio de Castro Júnior
librasunb@gmail.com
Universidade de Brasília - UnB
BRAZIL

Patrícia Tuxi dos Santos
ptuxiinterprete@gmail.com
Universidade de Brasília - UnB
Departamento de Linguística,
Português e Línguas Clássicas - LIP
Área: Terminologia e Língua de Sinais Brasileira.
BRAZIL

LANGUAGES: Portuguese, English, LIBRAS
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 17
Category: Education

“Teachers of the Deaf at the Center for
Educational Support in Ipiaú and the
Reading Readiness by SignWriting”

AUTHORS
Madson Barros Barreto
Jorgina de Cássia Tannus Souza
Maria Luiza Campos Borges Nascimento
Tatiana Almeida Gavião Coelho

Madson Barros Barreto
madson@librasescrita.com.br
Co-founder and Teacher at Libras Escrita
BRAZIL

Jorgina de Cássia Tannus Souza
jc_tannus@hotmail.com
Coordinator of deafness at Centro de Apoio Pedagógico de Ipiaú
CAPI (Center for Educational Support in Ipiaú)
BRAZIL

Maria Luiza Campos Borges Nascimento
mluizacbn@hotmail.com
Teacher at Centro de Apoio Pedagógico de Ipiaú
CAPI (Center for Educational Support in Ipiaú)
BRAZIL
 
  Tatiana Almeida Gavião Coelho
tatigaviao@bol.com.br
Teacher at Centro de Apoio Pedagógico de Ipiaú
CAPI (Center for Educational Support in Ipiaú)
BRAZIL

LANGUAGES: Portuguese, English, LIBRAS
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 18
Category: Education

“Perspective of the Deaf About SignWriting
in the Brazilian City Ipiau/ Bahia ”

AUTHORS
Madson Barros Barreto
Jorgina de Cássia Tannus Souza
Maria Luiza Campos Borges Nascimento
Tatiana Almeida Gavião Coelho

Madson Barros Barreto
madson@librasescrita.com.br
Co-founder and Teacher at Libras Escrita
BRAZIL

Jorgina de Cássia Tannus Souza
jc_tannus@hotmail.com
Coordinator of deafness at Centro de Apoio Pedagógico de Ipiaú
CAPI (Center for Educational Support in Ipiaú)
BRAZIL

Maria Luiza Campos Borges Nascimento
mluizacbn@hotmail.com
Teacher at Centro de Apoio Pedagógico de Ipiaú
CAPI (Center for Educational Support in Ipiaú)
BRAZIL
 
Tatiana Almeida Gavião Coelho
tatigaviao@bol.com.br
Teacher at Centro de Apoio Pedagógico de Ipiaú
CAPI (Center for Educational Support in Ipiaú)
BRAZIL

LANGUAGES: Portuguese, English, LIBRAS
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 20
Category: Education

“SignAnimating”

AUTHOR
André Lemyre

André Lemyre
andre-andre@hotmail.ca
CANADA

LANGUAGES: English, French, Quebec Sign Language
Some materials may be in Maltese Sign Language (LSM) &
German Sign Language (DGS)

CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 24
Category: Education

“SignWriting in Brazilian Deaf Education:
1996 to present"

AUTHORS
Marianne Rossi Stumpf, Phd.
Madson Barros Barreto

Marianne Rossi Stumpf, Phd.
stumpfmarianne@gmail.com
Curso de Letras Libras da UFSC
Adjunct Professor,
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC
Florianópolis, BRAZIL
http://www.libras.ufsc.br/

Madson Barros Barreto
madson@librasescrita.com.br
Co-founder and Teacher at Libras Escrita
BRAZIL

LANGUAGES: Portuguese, English, LIBRAS
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 26
Category: Education

“Teaching and Learning SignWriting in an
Online Course: Experiences of the
Teacher and the Students”

AUTHORS
Madson Barros Barreto
Silvana Langhi Pellin Pereira
Eva dos Reis Araújo Barbosa

Madson Barros Barreto
madson@librasescrita.com.br
Co-founder and Teacher at Libras Escrita
BRAZIL

Silvana Langhi Pellin Pereira
vanapellin@hotmail.com
BRAZIL

Eva dos Reis Araújo Barbosa
evalibras@gmail.com
Scientific Initiation Scholarship, Faculty of Arts,
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)
BRAZIL

LANGUAGES: Portuguese, English, LIBRAS
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 27
Category: Education

“Magic Behind the Cams:
Teaching SignWriting in an Online Course”

AUTHORS
Madson Barros Barreto
Gilberto Lima Goulart

Madson Barros Barreto
madson@librasescrita.com.br
Co-founder and Teacher at Libras Escrita
BRAZIL

Gilberto Lima Goulart
gilbertolimag@gmail.com
Camera operator and video editor on Libras Escrita
BRAZIL

LANGUAGES: Portuguese, English, LIBRAS
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 29
Category: Education

“Why Should We Implement SignWriting
As A Pilot Program in Deaf Schools?”

AUTHOR
Denny Voreck

DENNY VORECK, M. Ed.
Scottsdale College
Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.A.
DeafLasVegas@gmail.com

LANGUAGES: American Sign Language (ASL) & English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 30
Category: Education

“Presenting the SignWriting App To
Deaf Students in Germany &
Hearing Students in San Diego”

AUTHOR
Elena Eroshkin

Elena Eroshkin
eeroshkin@me.com

LANGUAGES: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 34
Category: Education

“ZNAKOPIS/GIBOPIS (English: SignWriting)
in Roman Catholic Liturgy”

AUTHOR
Edi Strouhal

Edi Strouhal
pastorala.gn@gmail.com
Priest end vicarius for Slovenian Pastoral Service
for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Pastorala gluhih in naglusnih Slovenije (PGNS),
Stare Crnuce 13, 1231 Ljubljana
SLOVENIA
web: pgns.si

LANGUAGES: English, Slovenian and Slovenian Sign Language (SZJ)
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education


PRESENTATION 35
Category: Education

“Escrita de Sinais sem mistérios”
the First Brazilian Book Teaching SignWriting”

AUTHORS
Madson Barros Barreto
Raquel Tibúrcio Rosa Barreto

Madson Barros Barreto
madson@librasescrita.com.br
Co-founder and Teacher at Libras Escrita
BRAZIL

Raquel Tibúrcio Rosa Barreto
raquel@librasescrita.com.br
Co-founder and Teacher at Libras Escrita
BRAZIL

LANGUAGES: Portuguese, English, LIBRAS
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Education

2 SIGNWRITING IN LITERATURE (4 presentations)


PRESENTATION 7
Category: Literature

“THE COMPLETE NEW TESTAMENT
IN WRITTEN ASL: a decade of translating
& writing all 27 books of the
New Testament in the SignWriting Script.”

AUTHOR
Nancy Romero

Nancy Romero
romero@signwriting.org
ASL Interpreter & ASL Literature Writer
Dance & Movement Writer, since 1975
Founding Editor, SignWriter Newspaper, 1981
Center for Sutton Movement Writing
PO Box 517, La Jolla, CA. 92038-0517, USA
ASLGospel.org, SignWriting.org, ASL Wikipedia

LANGUAGES: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Literature


PRESENTATION 8
Category: Literature

“ENCYCLOPEDIAS IN WRITTEN ASL:
writing 48 articles for the ASL Wikipedia.”

AUTHOR
Nancy Romero

Nancy Romero
romero@signwriting.org
ASL Interpreter & ASL Literature Writer
Dance & Movement Writer, since 1975
Founding Editor, SignWriter Newspaper, 1981
Center for Sutton Movement Writing
PO Box 517, La Jolla, CA. 92038-0517, USA
ASLGospel.org, SignWriting.org, ASL Wikipedia

LANGUAGES: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Literature


PRESENTATION 22
Category: Literature

“Once upon a time they wrote,
now we (sign) write!”
 

AUTHOR
Rafaela Cota Silva

Rafaela Cota Silva
rafasilvalgp@gmail.com
Higher School of Education at Coimbra
Rua Dom João III - Solum 3030-329 Coimbra,
PORTUGAL

LANGUAGES: Portuguese & English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Literature


PRESENTATION 38
Category: Literature

“Thoughts on Sutton SignWriting
as Musical Notation”
 

AUTHOR
Ron Shalom

Ron Shalom
ron.c.shalom@gmail.com
http://pabotadiku.com
USA

LANGUAGES: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Literature

3 SIGNWRITING IN RESEARCH (8 presentations)

PRESENTATION 1
Category: Research

“Implementation into the SWORD project
of observations arising from the process
of users' appropriating and
adapting SignWriting”
 

AUTHORS
Claudia S. Bianchini
Fabrizio Borgia

Claudia S. Bianchini
claudia.savina.bianchini@univ-poitiers.fr
EA3816 FoReLL - Université de Poitiers
15, rue de l'Hôtel Dieu - 86034 POITIERS
Cedex – FRANCE

Fabrizio Borgia
fabrizio.borgia@uniroma1.it
Dep. of Computer Science – “Sapienza”
University of Rome
Via Salaria 113, 00198 Rome, ITALY

LANGUAGE: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Research


PRESENTATION 5
Category: Research

“The Literacy Process of
Brazilian and French Deaf Children”

AUTHOR
Marianne Rossi Stumpf, Ph.D

Marianne Rossi Stumpf
marianne@ead.ufsc.br
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Centro de Comunicação e Expressão - CCE
Bloco B - Sala 513 - Campus Universitário - Trindade
Florianópolis/SC, CEP: 88040-900, BRAZIL

LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese, LIBRAS
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Research


PRESENTATION 25
Category: Research

“Aspects of reading and SignWriting:
case studies with deaf children and
adult college students deaf and learning.” 

AUTHOR
Débora Campos Wanderley, D.C.

Débora Campos Wanderley, D.C.
deboraufsclibras@gmail.com
Federal University of Santa Catarina
Campus Universitário Reitor João David Ferreira Lima,
Trindade/ Florianópolis/ SC/ Brasil/ 88040-900

LANGUAGE: International Sign or LIBRAS (Lingua de sinais Brasileira)
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Research


PRESENTATION 28
Category: Research

“Seeing Through Your Own
(or Someone Else’s Face):
Transcribing Visual Data from
the Expressive Viewpoint
 

AUTHOR
Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway

Erika Hoffmann-Dilloway
erhoffma@oberlin.edu
Oberlin College
King Building 305
10 North Professor Street
Oberlin, OH 44074-1019

LANGUAGE: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Research


PRESENTATION 32
Category: Research

“The relevance of SignWriting
as a way of transcribing
the phonology of Sign Languages”

AUTHORS
Msc. Roberto César Reis da Costa
Madson Barros Barreto

Msc. Roberto César Reis da Costa
roberto.fono@gmail.com
Assistant Teacher on Serviço Nacional
de Aprendizagem Industrial – Senai/
Centro Integrado de Manufatura e Tecnologia – CIMATEC
Phonoaudiologist on Associação Educacional Sons do Silêncio – AESOS
BRAZIL

Madson Barros Barreto
madson@librasescrita.com.br
Co-founder and Teacher at Libras Escrita
BRAZIL

LANGUAGES: Portuguese & English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Research


PRESENTATION 36
Category: Research

“Linguistic-terminological productivity
between Brazilian Sign Language
(LIBRAS) and SignWriting”

AUTHORS
Phd. Vera Lúcia de Souza e Lima
Madson Barros Barreto

Phd. Vera Lúcia de Souza e Lima
veralima@civil.cefetmg.br
Professor at Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais
CEFET-MG (Federal Center of Technological Education of Minas Gerais)
BRAZIL

Madson Barros Barreto
madson@librasescrita.com.br
Co-founder and Teacher at Libras Escrita
BRAZIL

LANGUAGES: Portuguese, English, LIBRAS
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Research


PRESENTATION 37
Category: Research

“Translation into SignWriting of
abstracts from doctorate dissertations,
master theses and papers: a new paradigm”

AUTHORS
Madson Barros Barreto
Pedro Zampier Lopes Vieira de Oliveira
Raquel Tibúrcio Rosa Barreto

Madson Barros Barreto
madson@librasescrita.com.br
Co-founder and Teacher at Libras Escrita
BRAZIL

Pedro Zampier Lopes Vieira de Oliveira
pzlvo@hotmail.com
Translator and Interpreter of Brazilian Sign Language on Núcleo de
Educação Inclusiva (NEI) of the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto - UFOP
BRAZIL

Raquel Tibúrcio Rosa Barreto
raquel@librasescrita.com.br
Co-founder and Teacher at Libras Escrita
BRAZIL

LANGUAGES: Portuguese, English, LIBRAS
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Research



PRESENTATION 39
Category: Research

“The contribution of the written
form (SignWriting) of sign languages
to the field of sign linguistics:
The case of writing
Maltese Sign Language (LSM)
pointing signs and pronominals.”
 

AUTHOR
Maria Galea
MALTA

LANGUAGES: English & Maltese Sign Language
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Research


PRESENTATION 40
Category: Research

“40 Years Writing Sign Languages:
Evolution of SignWriting 1974-2014”

AUTHOR
Valerie Sutton

Valerie Sutton
sutton@signwriting.org
Inventor, Sutton Movement Writing which includes:
SignWriting, DanceWriting, Movement Writing

Founder & Executive Director:
Center for Sutton Movement Writing
Deaf Action Committee for SignWriting
PO Box 517, La Jolla, CA. 92038-0517, USA
SignWriting.org, SignBank.org, MovementWriting.org

LANGUAGES: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Research

4 SIGNWRITING IN SOFTWARE (9 presentations)

PRESENTATION 4
Category: Software

“SWift, a user-centered digital editor for
SignWriting within SWORD project.”
 

AUTHORS
Fabrizio Borgia
Claudia S. Bianchini
Maria De Marsico

Fabrizio Borgia
fabrizio.borgia@uniroma1.it
Dep. of Computer Science – “Sapienza”
University of Rome
Via Salaria 113, 00198 Rome, ITALY

Claudia S. Bianchini
claudia.savina.bianchini@univ-poitiers.fr
EA3816 FoReLL - Université de Poitiers
15, rue de l'Hôtel Dieu - 86034 POITIERS
Cedex – FRANCE

Maria De Marsico
demarsico@di.uniroma1.it
Dep. of Computer Science – “Sapienza”
University of Rome
Via Salaria 113, 00198 Rome, ITALY

LANGUAGE: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Software


PRESENTATION 11
Category: Software

“The SignPuddle Standard
for SignWriting Text”

AUTHOR
Stephen E Slevinski Jr

Stephen E Slevinski Jr
slevinski@signwriting.org
Developer of SignPuddle Software, SWIS,
Sign Language Wikipedia software, and more
Center for Sutton Movement Writing
PO Box 517, La Jolla, CA. 92038-0517, USA
SignPuddle.org, SignPuddle.net, SignPuddle.com

LANGUAGES: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Software


PRESENTATION 13
Category: Software

“Using SignWriter Studio”

AUTHOR
Jonathan Duncan

Jonathan Duncan,
Software Developer of SignWriter Studio
duncanjonathan@yahoo.ca

SignWriter Studio
http://signwriterstudio.com/

LANGUAGES: English, ASL, Honduran Sign Language (LESHO)
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Software


PRESENTATION 14
Category: Software

“Alternative ISWA2010 Fonts”

AUTHOR
Jonathan Duncan

Jonathan Duncan,
Software Developer of SignWriter Studio
duncanjonathan@yahoo.ca

SignWriter Studio
http://signwriterstudio.com/

LANGUAGES: English, ASL, Honduran Sign Language (LESHO)
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Software


PRESENTATION 19
Category: Software

“Constructing A TrueType Font for the
SignWriting Script with Unicode Characters
Using the Graphite Rendering System ”

AUTHOR
Stephen E Slevinski Jr

Based on TrueType Font Development
by Eduardo Trápani

Stephen E Slevinski Jr
slevinski@signwriting.org
Developer of SignPuddle Software, SWIS,
Sign Language Wikipedia software, and more
Center for Sutton Movement Writing
PO Box 517, La Jolla, CA. 92038-0517, USA
SignPuddle.org, SignPuddle.net, SignPuddle.com

LANGUAGES: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Software


PRESENTATION 21
Category: Software

“SignWriting App:
A Useful Educational Tool”

AUTHOR
Jake Chasan

Jake Chasan
jakechasan@me.com
jakechasan.com
The Bishop’s School
7607 La Jolla Blvd,
La Jolla, CA 92037, USA

LANGUAGES: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Software


PRESENTATION 23
Category: Software

“TuniSigner: A Virtual Avatar to Interpret
SignWriting Notations”
 

AUTHORS
Yosra Bouzid
Mohamed Jemni

Yosra Bouzid
yosrabouzid@hotmail.fr

Mohamed Jemni
Mohamed.jemni@fst.rnu.tn

Research Laboratory of Technologies of Information
& Communication & Electrical Engineering LaTICE,
University of Tunis, TUNISIA

LANGUAGE: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Software


PRESENTATION 31
Category: Software

“Digital collaboration with machine-readable
sign language text in the SignWriting script”

AUTHOR
Stephen E Slevinski Jr

Stephen E Slevinski Jr
slevinski@signwriting.org
Developer of SignPuddle Software, SWIS,
Sign Language Wikipedia software, and more
Center for Sutton Movement Writing
PO Box 517, La Jolla, CA. 92038-0517, USA
SignPuddle.org, SignPuddle.net, SignPuddle.com

LANGUAGES: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Software


PRESENTATION 33
Category: Software

“A proposal for the recognition of
handwritten SignWriting for SWORD project”

AUTHORS
Fabrizio Borgia
Maria De Marsico

Fabrizio Borgia:
fabrizio.borgia@uniroma1.it
Dep. of Computer Science – “Sapienza”
University of Rome
Via Salaria 113, 00198 Rome, ITALY

Maria De Marsico:
demarsico@di.uniroma1.it
Dep. of Computer Science – “Sapienza”
University of Rome
Via Salaria 113, 00198 Rome, ITALY

LANGUAGE: English
CATEGORY: SignWriting in Software

 


For more information, contact:

Valerie Sutton

SWS-2014 Chair

Steve Slevinski
SWS-2014 Chair

Adam Frost
SWS-2014 Chair

Nancy Romero
SWS-2014 Chair

SignWriting Symposium Submissions
symposium@signwriting.org

SignWriting Symposium 2014 Web Page
http://www.signwriting.org/symposium/2014

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