Fingerspelling Tutor

runs on Windows
screenshot of Fingerspelling Tutor

In this day of instantaneous electronic communication, it's sometimes easy to forget the importance of face to face conversation. We can take that ability to talk back and forth for granted, until issues arise that keep us from getting our message across to that other person. If you speak English but you're trying to talk to a Spanish speaker, you're going to have problems. Or what if one of you has a hearing issue? For years, many school teachers and Scout leaders have run units on fingerspelling, that most fundamental of ways to communicate with the deaf. Typically this has included diagrams that show how to form each of the letters, maybe even printed on a little card you could carry in your pocket, but for the most part, that's about as far as it has gone.

If you'd like to move on to the next level, Fingerspelling Tutor can help you learn and practice your fingerspelling. Rather than a series of static images, this tool uses animations to show not only what the individual characters look like, but how you move between letters as well. Along with learning how to form the signs for individual letters, you can also start putting them together to spell words. Then the Tutor moves you on to seeing words spelled, and gives you the chance to "read" what they say.

Fingerspelling Tutor is a free download. It runs under Windows.

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One Response to “Fingerspelling Tutor”

  1. Janet Berg says:

    You might want to mention that the download is a whopping 145 MB…..!