No longer should we Â just watch wonder and guess
There is now a AUSLAN training DVD that has the A to Z of signs and over 1,350 makaton signs (key word-sign and gesture)
AUSLANÂ is the sign languageÂ of the Australian deaf community.
The termÂ AUSLANÂ is an acronymÂ of “AustralianÂ signÂ language”, coined by Trevor JohnsonÂ in the early 1980s, although the languageÂ itself is much older. (thanks for that Wikipedia)
On this training DVD each sign has a slow and normal speed so you can see how signs are formed, how they move whilst practising at the same time.
As my limbs are not AUSLAN friendly, I have not been able to embrace this language all that much, however have picked up a bit over the years, and think it’s a fantastic language.
Well done to Darren Roberts and the team at the Australian Auslan company, for producing this user-friendly training material, there are no more Â excuses for those of us who think,
“I don’t have time to attend classes”
I believe that all Australians need to make more of an effort to learn this unique language.