How to sign key in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 1)


Unlocking device

Sign Instructions:

Press your index finger of your dominant hand against the palm of your non-dominant hand. Then, rotate the wrist of your dominant hand back and forth a couple of times.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of key

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of key

End of Sign

Final Frame of key

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for key
Extend your index finger and then curl it in. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

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

About the Creator

Paul Kelly, a nationally certified sign language interpreter and the founder of, has dedicated his career to bridging communication gaps through sign language. As a CODA (child of deaf adult), with deep personal and professional roots in the deaf community, Paul brings a unique blend of personal insight and professional expertise to his work.

His experiences range from legal to entertainment interpreting, including teaching sign language to celebrities like Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. His passion for innovation is evident in the AI-driven features of this dictionary, aiming to make sign language more accessible for all.

Learn More About This Site