Signs for FACE MASK

Both 'face mask' signs are common variations.

Meaning: a protective mask covering the nose and mouth or nose and eyes.


Related signs: MASK.

Written ASL

[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]

How to write ASL for FACE-MASK

Written ASL digit for FACE-MASK. [Contributed by ASLwrite, 2020]

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf Culture

The most ideal face mask is a clear mask for the deaf. Another form is a transparent face shield.

Face mask for the deaf
Face shield. Photo by Jolanta Lapiak, November 2020

A small number of this face shield plus the surgical masks were provided for the Deaf performers and interpreters for accessibility at a performing event in October 2020, while everyone (hearing individuals) received their regular surgical masks at this event.

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