How to sign Barack Obama in American Sign Language

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Former U.S. President

Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hand in front of you in an "O" handshape with your palm oriented towards yourself. Then, move your hand to the side while changing your hand to a "B" handshape.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of Barack Obama

Beginning and End Frames

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First Frame of Barack Obama

End of Sign

Final Frame of Barack Obama

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for Barack Obama
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb folded across the palm
Dominant Handshape for Barack Obama
Keep your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers together and straight, bend them all at the knuckle at a 90-degree angle, and reach your thumb to the tip of your index finger.

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