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signingness and nonverbalness [Jan. 13th, 2005|01:30 pm]
PDD Signing

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i spent from the time i left work yesterday until work this morning (err, actually i said a few things to solar_angel before i left for work this morning i think) not speaking aloud... ASL rocks. it makes it a *lot* easier to communicate when i'm like that. it made it much, much easier on me anxiety-wise.
observations:
1. signing is much more difficult in low light when in bed. well, the signing is still easy, it's the reading sign that's hard.
2. my partners are wonnnnderful and understanding and helpful. solar_angel helped when we were out at the trans drop-in thingie yesterday with a little interpreting when i was trying to get stuff across to others, and both solar_angel and tepsinnej are completely totally understanding about all this. woot.
3. i can communicate a remarkable amount with the little sign vocabulary i have, some improvised sign-slang, and fingerspelling.
4. it's very difficult to ask people to move out of the way so you can get past them and get off the subway at your stop when you're not speaking. if you're reading this and you're one of the people that i gently pushed out of the way as i was trying to get out, sorry! you wouldn't move away from blocking the door as i was walking towards it and motioning that i needed to exit, and i had a very short time before the doors closed :P

meow. yay.

[crossposted to my lj]
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