Because I am hard of hearing, some friends of mine uses the below shown International Fingeralphabet if I couldn't understand some words. It is easy to learn and very helpful to me! Each fingerposition represents one letter. Try to sign your name - it is fun.
And why not send a card written with FingerSpellingFont?? That looks way cool! You can get the font for free download and for both Macintosh and Windows here:
Or maybe send them a real postcard with the fingeralphabet printed on the frontside? Download the image and then print it on a thick printing paper. Cut it out and there you go!
Fingeralphabet postcard -
And if you own a Windows PC you can also download some animated cursor-signpointers for your desktop!
You wanna learn some fingerspelling on your computer? Sure go ahead and download this free software. This application allows the user to read finger-spelled words that are randomly displayed from its built-in, user-customizable dictionary. The speed of spelling is controlled with a scrolling timer. The program also lets you enter words to be finger-spelled on the fly. A game is included as an added exercise. The game tests your finger-spelling speed.
ASL SLanT: Sign Language Teacher -
Next thing - how about a free Screen Saver showing some fingerspelling? Just download the free Interactive Sign Language Fingerspelling Screensaver Lite Edition.
Fingerspelling Screensaver -
Ok, this is not necessary a fingeralphabet thing, though it has the sign for I Love You on it....You need to be on a Mac computer to be able to use them, since they are Mac Desktop Schemes.
Mac Desktop SchemesDeaf Sign I Love You
Deaf WorldBoth Desktop Schemes are created by Brian Auker and can be found on his Scheme webpage here
updated February 25, 2002
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