Hot Fingers!!

Deaf people recently took part in a championships called Hot Fingers.

It’s to test speed at fingerspelling, but what is this and how does it differ from sign language?

The 26 letters are done using different hand shapes and movements and locations, says Rob Skinner, organiser of the Hot Fingers competition.

“Vowels go across the top of your fingers – you tap your thumb for A and your index finger for E. For T the index finger on your right hand is placed at the lower end where your pinky finger is at the right palm at the bottom.”…

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