Help and Information

Here are some useful, quick tips.

Search dictionary

Filter word: Enter a keyword in the search box to see a list of available words with the "All" selection. Click on the page number if needed. Click on the blue link to look up the word. For best results, enter a parial word to see variations of the word. E.g. "help" instead of "helping/ed/ful".

Alphabetical letters: It's useful for 1) a single-letter word (such as A, B, etc.) and 2) very short words (e.g. "to", "he", etc.) to narrow down the words that begin with the first letter selected. Select the page number if needed. Click on the blue link to look up the word.

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Screenshot of the Handspeak's ASL Dictionary

Pagination: Click the next page to see more words if any.

Don't forget to click "All" back when you search another word that begins with a different letter.

How to change speed in the videos

The built-in-browser playback speed is relatively new. It works only in the latest Chromium-based browsers such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge (at least on the PC platforms that I am aware of so far). Download the latest version of your browser if needed.

video menu

See the 3-dot menu inside the bottom right corner of the video. Click on it to open the menu.

video menu

Click on the Playback Speed and adjust the speed.

The best thing about this feature is that it is available on all videos, using the right Chromium-based browsers.

How to turn on/off captions in the videos

Some videos, particularly the stories and fables, provide subtitles available for PatronPlus subscribers on this website. The subtitles may be automatically on. But, if you'd like to turn it on or off manually. Here is how:

video menu

See the 3-dot menu inside the bottom right corner of the video. Click on it to open the menu.

video menu

Click on the Captions or the symbol CC.

video menu

Whereever mentioned in the articles/posts on this website, there may be another track for the glosses other than the default English subtitles. Open the three-dot menu in the video, select the Captions and then Glosses.

Search topics/tutorials

In the "Learn" section, enter a keyword in the filter field and a list of the links will appear below the field. Click on the pagination if needed for more links. Click on the link to see a tutorial or article. The tutorial or article may have links of the related topics or posts at the bottom of the pages.

For the sequential links, you may select the tabs "Rookie" and "Booster" as step-by-step tutorials.

Subscription
menu login

If you're already a paid subscriber, you can log in from any page on the website. Just click on the "login" icon in the menu, enter your credentials, and you will be redirected back to the last page you landed on.

sign up

If you're not a subscriber and wish to sign up, you can click on the user icon in the menu from any page on the website. Note that the subscriptions are paywalls to access premium content on the site.

Email Security

As a general rule, never click on any link in the email that asks for your username and password or any sensitive information. Only open the website in the web browser yourself.

Handspeak only send you emails from @handspeak.com. To ensure this email is from Handspeak, hover your mouse pointer over the links and check the status at the bottom of the browser. The links in this email and in the web browser (when opened) should start with "https://" and contain "www.handspeak.com" with the secure padlock icon.

Handspeak never send you any attachments, so never download any attachments via emails.

Questions? Send an email.