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I encourage sign language students to find a qualified local Deaf tutor or American Sign Language (ASL) instructor to help you learn ASL or fingerspelling. This ASL fingerspelling site is a little tool I put together to help my college ASL students get some receptive fingerspelling practice. It isn't perfect, but it seems to help so I figured I'd share it with the world. If it is of use to you, great!
I wish you the very best!
- Dr. Bill Vicars
While trying to learn the American manual alphabet I discovered a computer method to read text as if it were being finger spelled. All one needs is a Windows word-processor (or something equivalent) and a sign-language font.
I'm quite happy with the result and think it will interest any persons who are learning the American manual alphabet themselves. The method should also work for other manual alphabets (such as the two-handed alphabet used in the UK) should fonts ever be made for them.
Hello; I had an eye opening experience today when a deaf man handed me a sign language instruction sheet on my subway ride back from work. I had missed my usual stop because I was thinking about something(this happens alot). The experience was sort of ironic, considering that I recently broke one of my fingers(Yes.. It hurts like hell). Anyway, I thought it would be great to share my recently learned knowledge with you all. - July 23, 2002
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Welcome to Jeopardy! The goal of this game is to test and improve your knowledge of people and issues associated with American Sign Language. Jeopardy can be tough! If you find a topic that stumps you, don't get discouraged. Just do a little research and then come back and try again. Always remember, the goal is to learn and have a little fun along the way!