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Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>

From: <Accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 18:26:18 -0400 (EDT)
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
cc: "'wai-ig list'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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On Thu, 4 Sep 2008, David Woolley wrote:

> My understanding is that sign languages are languages in their own right
> and have different syntaxes from the spoken and written language in the
> same country.  I also believe that American and British sign language
> are very different.

sign lanugages are not only different they spread in different ways,
the sign language used in the USA is actually the French sign
language, so a signer from the USA can communicate with a signer in
Quebec but not in Ontario since they use the British sign language.
  there are some other interesting variations on this spreading of
signed languages. there are about 50 different sign languages used in
the world, plus I am sure some local variants.

Bob
signer for over 40 years


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