Sign Language - For the Blind?!

Aaron Gustafson mentioned to me back in March that he saw possibly the worlds dumbest sign in Florida and he’s finally got around to uploading it to his Flickr account. Is it just me (well, me and Aaron) who think this kind of missing the point? Or are we just not getting it?

Filed under: Accessibility
Posted by Ian on Tuesday, September 20, 2005


  1. So says Donna

    Hmmm. It’s possible that the designer was responding to those in the Deaf community who say that, for Deaf people who use Sign Language, English is very much a second language, and that in fact many of them do have difficulty reading printed material.

    Added September 29, 2005 at 5:26 pm

  2. So says Peter Krantz

    Literacy of deaf high school students is worse than that of their hearing class mates. As Donna says above, English is often considered being their second language.

    This means, as some governments say in their web pulishing guidelines, that it may be a good idea to present a subset of your web site information in sign language in one or more video clips.

    Added October 31, 2005 at 2:05 pm

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