The SignWriting Literacy Project and the Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting (the DAC) are sponsored by the Center For Sutton Movement Writing, Inc., a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization founded in Southern California in 1974. Directed by Valerie Sutton, the Center collects funds for publishing books and video tapes, developing computer software and fonts, training instructors, paying Deaf staff members to develop educational materials, designing and posting free educational web sites, and presenting workshops. The popular SignWritingSite was established on the web in September, 1996. The SignWriting Internet List for educators and researchers began in 1997. The SignWriting Literacy Project started in 1998. The SignBank Database Project, which provides the SignWriting Online Dictionary for thousands of Deaf people worldwide, began development in 2001. SignBank was released on CD-ROM, and became available as free software to download in 2002. The SignBankSite combined with SignPuddle Online Web-Dictionaries was established in 2004-2005, free on any web browser, providing instant information. Search sign language dictionaries, translate from English words to signs, send email in SignWriting and create your own signs and add them to the online dictionary.
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