It includes over 100 words, each with clear line drawings and written descriptions of how to produce the sign. The finger spelling alphabet is also available.
This essentially replaces the “blue book” or Makaton Vocabulary – Auslan Edition which is no longer available in Australia. Key Word Sign Australia still borrows the signs from the host country, or Auslan in Australia, and so for most of us, it really only means a name change. The way that we produce the signs and the principles we use, such as speaking whilst signing and only signing the key words, remain the same.
For more information on the update from Makaton to Key Word Sign Australia, see Barb’s blog on Key Word Sign Australia – the change from Makaton, or contact Key Word Sign Australia for more information about this and workshops that are available.