How to sign staff in American Sign Language

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Personnel or employees

Sign Instructions:

Place the index finger side of your hand against one side of your chest in a "S" handshape. Then, move your hand against the other side of your chest, while changing your handshape to a "F" handshape.


Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of staff

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of staff

End of Sign

Final Frame of staff

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for staff
Touch your thumb to the index finger, creating a circle, with the other fingers extended straight up.
Dominant Handshape for staff
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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