Hot Sign Language & Braille How-Tos

How To: Tell an American sign language abc story

One of the fun and special traditions enjoyed and shared by the deaf community is signing stories using number or alphabet hand shapes. In these stories, various hand shapes do not stand for the numbers and letters themselves, but are used as signs or gestures to convey concepts. They are signed in alphabetical or numerical order, and used in amazing ways to sign or act out a story.

How To: Do basic sign language

Sign language, an often overlooked language, is incredibly beneficial to know and fun to learn. American sign language is very easy to learn for native English speakers and requires only a modicum of dedication, but the benefits of knowing sign language are immense. Imagine being able to communicate with someone who is often ignored because they cannot hear or speak the same language as those around them.

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