American Sign Language: Helen Keller's name sign
I am tutoring a hearing student in sign language who is doing a report on
Helen Keller. The student would like to know if Helen Keller had
a name sign. I've always fingerspelled her name but I told the student I
would ask around. Do you know of a name sign for her?
Helen Keller's name sign is done by signing the letter H then K near the
side of the eye. (Or at least that is the concept. The "H" ends up
more like a "U" due to the stress on the wrist of signing an "H" in that
The world experts on Helen Keller's name-sign would be the folks at the
Helen Keller Center for the Deaf-Blind.
You might want to check with them to see what version they use.
If they differ, please do let me know.
Also see: "Helen Keller"
Also see: "Laura Bridgman"
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