Digital DictionaryJanuary 29, 1999
Practicing spelling my name in American Sign Language is not that easy, but at least I don't have to worry about mangling the lingo with traces of my New Jersey accent.
The "fingerspelling dictionary" at http://where.com/scott.net/asl/ is a good start, using crisp animated illustrations to show how to sign from A (fingers closed on palm) to Z (a squiggle sketched out with thumb and forefinger).
For a broader vocabulary, consult http://dww.deafworldweb.org/asl/; its illustrations of letter signs can be a little fuzzy, but it offers an extensive dictionary of gestures for entire words, including such recent additions as "Wayne Gretzky."
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