Symbol-supported languages are used predominantly by people with learning difficulties, but they can also support colleagues to share vital safety messages with those whose first language isn't English.
To support FRS', our fire safety storybooks have been translated into Makaton and Widgit.
What is Makaton?
Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. It supports the development of essential communication skills such as attention and listening, comprehension, memory, recall and organisation of language and expression.
For those who have experienced the frustration of being unable to communicate meaningfully or effectively, Makaton really can help. Makaton takes away that frustration and enables individuals to connect with other people and the world around them. This opens up all kinds of possibilities