Blog Articles by JILLIAN WINN

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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
The Simpsons Learn Sign Language

The Simpsons Learn Sign Language

By Jillian Winn  |  Monday, July 13, 2009

Just for fun - In a recent episode of the Simpsons, titled "The Good, The Bad, and the Drugly", the bully Nelson Muntz, used American Sign Language to fingerspell his trademark "Haw Haw!" laugh rather than vocalize it. Like all Simpsons characters, Nelson has just four digits, which makes his fingerspelling a bit unique. Nelson signs about 3 minutes and 30 seconds into the episode. Watch the episode on ...
First Deaf Contestant on the Amazing Race!

First Deaf Contestant on the Amazing Race!

By Jillian Winn  |  Saturday, February 28, 2009

A few of us at Signing Savvy are big fans of the Amazing Race. As we watched the first episode two weeks ago, we were excited to see the first-ever deaf contestant to be on the show! As the Amazing Race participants travel the world, they often encounter language barriers. However, Luke, who has been deaf since birth, and his mother, Margie, felt they might have an advantage over other contestants since they have such ...