What is fingerspelling?
Fingerspelling is the British Sign Language (BSL) alphabet. It's used to spell out certain words – usually names of people and places – on fingers. On its own, however, fingerspelling isn’t sign language.
How can I learn fingerspelling?
We produce free cards, bookmarks and posters showing the fingerspelling alphabet (sometimes called the manual alphabet). We also have cards of the Welsh, Irish and deafblind fingerspelling alphabets.
Download our fingerspelling alphabet poster here
To find out more, and to order, contact our Information Line on 0808 808 0123 (freephone) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information including a diagram showing the fingerspelling alphabet, see our leaflet Learning British Sign Language