How to Use This Site

Welcome to Raising Hands Signs! This site is designed to teach caretakers how to teach deaf and disabled children sign language and how to learn the signs the children already know. Because of the physical disabilities of many of these children, the signs used in this curriculum are often simplified and have both a two-handed and one-handed version – for children who can only use one hand.

For all our site’s features, look at the categories column to the right of this post.

For info on what we’re all about, click here.

For info on how this curriculum was developed, click here.

If you are a volunteer, click here.

If you are an adoptive parent of a child who has been taught by this program, click here.

For additional learning and for reference, there is a Sign Language Dictionary, a Topical Sign Language Dictionary, and an Other Dictionaries – which provides links to Indian Sign Language and American Sign Language dictionaries – all of which are accessible in the column to the right of this explanation.

If you have ANY questions, please ask them in the comments section of the post you have a question about or write it in the comment section of the “Questions” page!

Thanks so much for all you are doing for these incredible kids.