ASL Lessons | Bookstore | Library | ASL University Main ►
American Sign Language: "web cam"
There are a few different ways to sign the concept of a "webcam." In general the idea is to show the video recording process. Typically a webcam is used by a person to record themselves for broadcasting to the web, so a common sign for webcam is to show a backward facing video recorder actively recording yourself.
YOUR COMPUTER HAVE WEB-CAM?
Also see: VIDEO-RECORD
If you need to clarify that it is a "web" cam, you can use the sign for WEB or "Website." When asking someone if they have a webpage or if something is "on the web" or "what is the website?" - what I typically do is I sign the letter W twice, with an arc. This sign is like signing WWW except you just do "WW" and it seems to fill the role of the concept of the English word "website." The sign for "web" (as in the world wide web) actually ends up looking a lot like the number "66."
See: "World Wide Web"
* Want to help support ASL University? It's easy: DONATE (Thanks!)
* Another way to help is to buy something from Dr. Bill's "Bookstore."
* Want even more ASL resources? Visit the "ASL Training Center!" (Subscription Extension of ASLU)
* Also check out Dr. Bill's channel: www.youtube.com/billvicars
You can learn American Sign Language (ASL) online at American Sign Language University ™
ASL resources by Lifeprint.com © Dr. William Vicars