New book about Sign Languages

New book about Sign Languages

Linguist Adam Schembri from Latrobe University has co-edited a new book about the Sociolinguistics of Sign Languages in deaf communities. Here is a description of the book, from the publisher’s page (Cambridge University Press): How do people use sign languages in different situations around the world? How are sign languages distributed globally? What happens when they […]

New technology for sign languages

New technology for sign languages

SIL’s new sign language app, called SooSL Here is a link to an article about exciting new developments for sign language apps. This was published on the SIL website and describes two new apps produced by the Asia Pacific Sign Language Development Association. One of them is ViBi Player, which plays the sign translated portions of the […]

WANALA Conference Broome, September 2014

WANALA Conference Broome, September 2014

In September 2014 we were proud to present the Iltyem-iltyem project at the WANALA Conference in Broome. We presented two workshops called: Iltyem-iltyem ‘Central Australian Sign Language’: using video and the web to present Sign Language. Presented by: April Pengart Campbell, Clarrie Kemarr Long and Margaret Carew In this workshop, participants learned how Anmatyerr people use […]

Rdaka-rdaka Warlpiri Sign Language Workshop Willowra 26-28 August 2014

Rdaka-rdaka Warlpiri Sign Language Workshop Willowra 26-28 August 2014

Rdaka-rdaka ‘Sign language’ is an important part of communication at Willowra.

Aboriginal Australians Create Online Hand Sign Dictionary

Aboriginal Australians Create Online Hand Sign Dictionary

Follow this link to read a review article about Iltyem-iltyem.com/sign/ Aboriginal Australians Create Online Hand Sign Dictionary   A project of Global Voices Online, Rising Voices aims to extend the benefits and reach of citizen media by connecting online media activists around the world and supporting their best ideas.  

Iltyem-iltyem launch

Iltyem-iltyem launch

The day has arrived, and it’s time to launch iltyem-iltyem. The website is now ready for public view, and contains over 400 clips of sign language material from Central Australia. We hope that this website will support Indigenous people in Central Australia to maintain, teach and learn their sign languages. We hope that the website […]

Iltyem-iltyem masthead and logo

The iltyem-iltyem website will be launched at the Batchelor Institute graduation on 6 September 2013. Here is the website masthead, designed by Ben Foley, with artwork from Jenny Green. Thanks also to Jenny Taylor, for the design concept.

Consultation on Iltyem-iltyem launch

The iltyem-iltyem project is progressing well. We are almost ready to publicly launch the website, which now includes over 400 sign language clips. The project held a meeting this week at Ti Tree with the pilot team and everyone agreed to make all their clips available to the public. This means that people interested in […]