Snapchat has a new lens to help you learn the American Sign Language alphabet

Snapchat has a new lens to help you learn the American Sign Language alphabet

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Snap is launching a caller Snapchat lens that tin assistance you larn American Sign Language (ASL). It’s called ASL Alphabet Lens, and Snapchat is launching it successful concern with SignAll, a institution that has built exertion that tin construe motion language.

“Led wholly by Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing squad members present astatine Snap called the ‘Deafengers’, the ASL Alphabet Lens teaches you to fingerspell your name, signifier the ASL Alphabet, and play games that enactment caller skills to the test,” Snap said successful a blog post.

Screenshots from the ASL Alphabet Lens app.

You tin effort the lens from this link, which should unfastened successful Snapchat if you person the app connected your phone. I played astir for it for a fewer minutes and was beauteous impressed. The acquisition I tried taught maine to fingerspell the alphabet. Holding my telephone successful 1 hand, I’d motion with the different by mimicking the manus shapes shown connected screen. The lens besides offers a instrumentality to assistance you fingerspell words and 1 to assistance you memorize which handshapes are which letter.

Snapchat besides launched stickers and AR lenses with SignAll in September for the International Week of the Deaf.