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One of the fun and special traditions enjoyed and shared by the Deaf Community is signing stories using Number or Alphabet hand shapes. In these stories, various hand shapes do not stand for the numbers and letters themselves, but are used as signs or gestures to convey concepts. They are signed in alphabetical or numerical order, and used in amazing ways to sign or act out a story. Video excerpt from American Sign Language for Families video series by Color of Language.
http://www.coloroflanguage.com/asl_abc_stories.htm

The Ministry of Education’s response to the eight points policy

Camfrog Allows Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing to Use Sign Language Live Over The Internet

Wednesday June 13, 2007

AUSTIN, Texas, June 12 /PRNewswire/ — Thousands of deaf and
hard-of-hearing users have discovered Camfrog (www.camfrog.com), a free
computer program that allows real-time two-way video communication over the
Internet.

Until now, the choice of free online video communication for the deaf and
hard-of-hearing communities has been limited to one-way video communication or
pre-recorded videos. Now, by downloading free Camfrog software, users can sign
to each other through the live video link between their computers, just like
communicating in person.

Users can choose to sign with one person at a time in complete privacy or
they can join a public video chat room to join group discussions in sign
language.

“When we created Camfrog, we didn’t consider how useful the program would
be for people who use sign language,” said Camfrog co-founder Jon Hundley. “As
more deaf and hard-of-hearing users joined the Camfrog community, we were
impressed with how they adapted the program for signing, and how useful it has
become for them. There’s even a sign now for Camfrog that one of our users
created!”

Camfrog users can make their own chat rooms or join existing audio and
video chat rooms hosted around the world. Users can post a profile, block
unwanted members, and have multiple simultaneous chats. Those who create their
own chat rooms can remove anyone using inappropriate language. The most
popular room for signing on Camfrog is the appropriately named SignLanguage
room.

The basic version of Camfrog is free. A premium version, Camfrog Pro,
which lets users view up to 100 video windows at once, costs $49.95.

To download Camfrog, visit http://www.camfrog.com.

About Camfrog

Camfrog (www.camfrog.com), launched in 2003, is a free software program
that allows live audio and video conferencing. Users can view photos and
profiles of other members, keep a “friends” list to see who is online, and
conduct video, audio and text chats with individual or multiple users at once.
The Pro version includes additional features. Camfrog works with Windows XP,
Windows Vista and Apple MacOS X.