AlphaTapp is an easy, one-handed communication method that takes only a few minutes to learn. All it requires is the five fingers of one hand and a surface to tap. AlphaTapp can be used with either the right or the left hand. Starting with the thumb as “A” and moving outward, different combinations of finger taps will communicate your message silently. A hand swipe denotes a space. A closed fist ends a sentence or denotes a decimal point.
AlphaTapp is a method than can be learned in about 10 minutes. It is not a secret code as, similar to American Sign Language, anyone watching and knowing the symbols can read it. It is a method for subtle or silent communication in a very noisy or very quiet environment. It is intuitive. The letter representations follow a logical sequence, and some combinations even look like the letters they represent.