ASL sign for: blind

Definition: Unable to see; sightless.

Pronunciation/articulation: Fingers of dominant claw-2 handshape tap once or twice on the inner cheeks (with the nose between the fingers).

The meaning of this sign may be literal (either once or twice movement) as well as metaphorical (usually one movement). I.e. A sighted person doesn't notice something.

Related signs: DeafBlind, SIGHTED.


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