Swedish Sign Language

I talked with a couple of Deaf Swedes while I was at the Critical Link conference. I have to admit they made most of the accommodations – adjusting their signing to fit my level of comprehension. Both of them knew some ASL, but not tons. I did get to experiment with a fair bit of gesturing. My first real cross-cultural sign language encounter! ­čÖé
Here’s a website in Swedish(!) about SSL. It shows some interpreters at work, at near the end of the clip are the fancy new-fangled cellphones that transmit visual imagery of sign clearly enough to be easily understood! I saw one in action, pretty nifty!

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