How to sign diploma in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with your palms oriented away from yourself. Move your hands in opposite directions to the side, changing your handshapes from "D" to "A" handshapes.

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Sequential Breakdown of diploma

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of diploma

End of Sign

Final Frame of diploma

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for diploma
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.
Dominant Handshape for diploma
Extend the index finger straight up and touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the middle finger with the ring and pinky fingers bent in the same way as the middle finger.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for diploma
Make a fist with all fingers curled in and the thumb pressed against the index finger.
Non-Dominant Handshape for diploma
Extend the index finger straight up and touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the middle finger with the ring and pinky fingers bent in the same way as the middle finger.

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