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Conceptually Correct Signs

Conceptually Correct Signs

By John Miller  |  Friday, November 13, 2009

Consider the following sentences: I won’t stand for this! You need to stand up please. This flag stands for freedom. In each of these statements the word STAND is used. It is spelled the exact same way, pronounced the exact same way, yet it has VERY different meanings in each of it’s uses above. Now one form of sign language, Signing Exact English, would tell you to sign the word STAND the same in all three sentences because of their 2 out of 3 ...
Our Features Explained in Video

Our Features Explained in Video

By Jillian Winn  |  Sunday, November 8, 2009

We try to make our many features as easy to understand and use as possible, BUT we know more explanation for some of our features is long overdue. We often get questions such as how do I create my own word list? How does the phrase builder work? How do I setup virtual flash cards and quizzes? How do I print multiple words on the same sheet of paper? To address this, we have made a series of screencast recordings! We ...
The Guy in the Blue Shirt

The Guy in the Blue Shirt

By John Miller  |  Thursday, November 5, 2009

My name is John. Yes, I am the guy in the blue shirt shown in the videos on Signing Savvy. Since the launch of the Signing Savvy site last January, I have had several people ask me about my background. I learned to sign at a young age, not because I was deaf, but because I had a deaf neighbor and friend who I wanted to communicate more effectively with. From this point forward, learning to sign and communication ...
Membership without PayPal

Membership without PayPal

By Jillian Winn  |  Friday, October 23, 2009

When we first launched Signing Savvy we used PayPal for all of our payment processing. PayPal is one of the most trusted methods of transferring money on the Internet. However, we have had several users ask if they could pay directly for membership without having a PayPal account. Good news! We now accept credit card payments directly through the Signing Savvy website! That is, you can pay without using PayPal. Of course, if you prefer to pay with PayPal, ...
Teaching Babies to Sign

Teaching Babies to Sign

By John Miller  |  Saturday, September 19, 2009

Research has shown that a child's muscles in the hands and fingers develop at a faster rate than those in the mouth and jaw. Basically this shows us that a child is better equipped at a young age to sign before they can speak. Because of this many people are choosing to teach their infants to use sign language as an early form of communication. It has been known to cut down on the amount of frustration on the part ...
RSS Feed Now Available of Signing Savvy Blog

RSS Feed Now Available of Signing Savvy Blog

By Jillian Winn  |  Friday, September 18, 2009

We now have a RSS feed (What is RSS?) of the Signing Savvy blog. Feel free to link to it in your RSS readers or pull the feed into your own ...
Word List Improvements

Word List Improvements

By Jillian Winn  |  Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Today we enhanced the member ability to create word lists. Previously, once you created a word list, you could add words to the word list by searching for them and then selected your word list from the Add to Word list drop down menu on the page of the sign you wanted to add. While this feature still remains, there is now a much easier way to add words to your word list. You can now add a whole list ...
Does it matter what hand you use?

Does it matter what hand you use?

By John Miller  |  Thursday, September 10, 2009

When signing, it does not matter if you sign as left-hand or right-hand dominant. The biggest thing to remember is to pick which hand you want to use as the dominant hand and stick with it. You should not switch back and forth between dominant hands. Most signers will be able to understand your signs no matter which hand you use as the dominant hand. I am actually left-handed but choose to use my right hand as the more dominant hand ...
Bulk Memberships Now Available

Bulk Memberships Now Available

By John Miller  |  Thursday, September 3, 2009

If you are part of an institution, such as a school, college, government agency, non-profit, or corporation and would like to offer memberships to your students, members, or employees, Signing Savvy now has an elegant way to do just that, called Bulk Memberships Purchasing. With Bulk Membership Purchasing your institution can can purchase one or more Signing Savvy memberships. Once the purchase is made, you, as administrator of the institution's Signing Savvy account, can assign and manage who receives the purchased ...
Word Lists, Flash Cards, and Quizzes

Word Lists, Flash Cards, and Quizzes

By Brian Winn  |  Wednesday, July 22, 2009

We have had word lists since the launch of Signing Savvy. However, we have made a number of improvements recently that greatly enhances word lists. We are really excited to announce the added functionality that allows you to test your signing skills with our new virtual flash cards and quizzing features within word lists. The word list features are explained below. What are word lists Word lists are usually semantically related signs grouped together. For example, there are a number of ...