Wherever there are communities of deaf people, over time, sign languages have developed. Love and serve your deaf and hearing impaired friends and neighbors by learning how to communicate with them!
A common misconception is that all sign languages are the same worldwide or that sign language is international. Each country generally has its own native sign language, and some have more than one, though sign languages may share similarities to each other.
So if you wanted to learn American Sign Language, a good place to start might be to learn how to sign your name. The picture below can help you learn how. Notice how some of the hand shapes look like the letters they represent.
Ready to learn more?
Here’s a cool site where you can quickly master 100 commonly used signs: LifePrint.com