DATE: 27 August 2015
Whether because of a hearing, speech, or cognitive impairment, many people use alternative forms of communication in place of talking.
This infographic looks at some of these.
- There are over 138 distinct sign languages used across the globe.
- Auslan (Australian Sign Language) is used by over 8400 Australians as their primary language.
- Makaton is a set of hand signs and graphic symbols, licenced by the UK-based Makaton Charity, that can be used to communicate various concepts. Makaton is often used by and with children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
- 13 000 Australians use electronic communication aids.
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