How to sign completely deaf in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with your thumb near the center of your ear and then change your handshape from an "A" handshape to a "5" handshape.


Example Video

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Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of completely deaf

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for completely deaf
Extend all fingers to show the number five, spreading them out.
Dominant Handshape for completely deaf
Make a fist with all fingers folded into the palm, and extend the thumb straight out to the side.

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