How to sign impairment in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)

Sign Instructions:

Move the pinkie side of your dominant hand into your non-dominant hand in the space between your thumb and your palm 2 times.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of impairment

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of impairment

End of Sign

Final Frame of impairment

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for impairment
Extend your pinky finger while curling in the rest of your fingers towards the palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

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