• BSL 2 Handed Fingerspelling Alphabet

    Fingerspelling is a way of spelling words using hand movements. The fingerspelling manual alphabet is used in sign language to spell out names of people and places for which there is not a sign. Fingerspelling can also be used to spell words for signs that the signer does not know the sign for, or to clarify a sign that is not known by the person reading the signer. Fingerspelling signs are often also incorporated into other BSL signs.

    British Sign Language (BSL) uses the two-handed alphabet however some other sign languages use the one-handed alphabet.


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    BSL 2 Handed Fingerspelling Alphabet


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    • Thanks @Peter Exeter - that's great feedback. Can you let me know which text you are referring to?  Do you mean the main text of the posts?
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    • I'm not sure I'll be back in time for 6pm tomorrow but will definitely join if I am! Otherwise, will deffo be there next Sun (28th)
    • I will be there tomorrow 6pm BST May 21st
    • It’s so funny; I belong to a small computer group (about a dozen). We are all now playing the finger spelling challenge.   What’s so funny? I am the only one who’s deaf.
    • Hello Alice:  I'm new here and I'm quite a few steps behind you in my learning so I enjoyed reading your posts (and fellowes52)  As you will know from your French, it is all worth it in the end.  Keep at it.
    • Hello, My name is Amelia and I am a research assistant with the Child Orientated Mental Health Intervention Centre looking at diagnosing Autism in deaf children. To give you a little background about our study, we are recruiting families with children aged 2-18 who are either deaf, deaf with a diagnosis of ASD or hearing with a diagnosis of ASD. We have worked with international experts to adapt three autism assessment tools to make them more accessible for deaf children and young people. Surprisingly, current assessment tools have not been designed with deaf children in mind and many are often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all! We hope that this research will help us to develop better assessment tools, understand more about how autism presents in deaf and hearing children and support families in receiving the right support Autism regularly goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed in deaf children because inappropriate assessments are being used. We are currently recruiting: -          Deaf children with autism -          Deaf children with no autism -          Hearing children with autism Please email me at [email protected] if you can help out and I hope to hear from you soon! 
    • I'm out again this Sunday though hopefully I might be back in time for 6pm BST. I should definitely be there the Sunday after though! (28 May)
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