"For example, the difference between a yes/no question and a simple declarative sentence in ASL is indeed on the face (in the eyebrows and the head tilt)," Tom Humphries, a deaf associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, and the author of many books about the deaf, wrote via e-mail.
"The difference between 'blue' and 'very blue' [both use the same sign] is in the eyebrows and the lips." "In other words, they are linguistic forms, not emotive/psychological expressions," noted Humphries, adding that these are not situations in which just any facial expression will do. Some deaf and hard of hearing use cochlear implants and hearing aids for spoken English, but many prefer ASL, which is an important part of deaf culture.
When I first began using camfrog almost a year ago my first impression was that the program seemed fun to use.
But after a while I became increasingly aware of major problems with the program.
Wi-fi, which Apple's Face Time uses, promises a maximum about 1,000 times faster than a traditional phone line.
Many use this increased bandwidth to share photos and videos or otherwise entertain themselves online, but the deaf community is using it to convey necessary elements of their language and communicate more naturally.
Any attempt to complain about the actions of a camfrog employee results in further attacks and mistreatment by operators.
A commercial for the new i Phone, however, includes a brief conversation in ASL between a couple.Because ASL relies on facial expressions as well as hand movements, texting is of limited use."It requires that many of them, for whom ASL is their first language, use their second language," says Ann Bardsley, public relations director at Sorenson Communications Inc., a company that provides communications services to the deaf and has an ancillary i Phone app.There are alarmingly large numbers of sexual predators that habit the rooms.They have the ability to change identities from male to female or adult to minor within minutes to gain access to children as young as thirteen.