How to sign calculator in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your hands in front of you with your hands oriented toward each other. The fingertips of your dominant hand should begin near the top of your non-dominant hand. Move your dominant hand down and up a couple of times, tapping your fingers against your non-dominant hand as you move. This sign mimics tapping the buttons of a calculator.


Example Video

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Sequential Breakdown of calculator

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of calculator

End of Sign

Final Frame of calculator

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for calculator
Extend all fingers with a very slight curl, keeping them together as if showing the number five.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for calculator
Extend your fingers and press them together, with your thumb sticking out to the side.

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