Can you extract the emotion or mood from ASL hand-shapes alone, without the use of facial expressions?

Deaf and Hard of Hearing people rely on body language and facial expressions for social cues and to get extra information. Without body language, ASL becomes harder to understand and interpret. The object of this card exercise/game is to see if hearing individuals can interpret the mood or emotion of sign language when facial expressions are out of the picture (literally), by sorting the hand-shape cards under their corresponding mood categorized through the four color cards. The intent is to shine light on accessibility as well as obstacles that Deaf and Hard of Hearing people often face.
Parsons School of Design ‘20
BFA Communication Design