Key Word Sign Australia | Scope Australia Key Word Sign Australia was formerly known as Makaton Australia. The Makaton Vocabulary was developed in England by Margaret Walker in the early 1970’s. The Makaton Program was introduced to Australia by Anne Cooney in 1977 and first used at the Stockton Hospital (Newcastle, NSW). Key Word Sign | Deafblind Information Key Word Sign. Some deafblind people may also use Key Word Sign to communicate their own messages to others. In Australia Key Word Sign was known as Makaton until around 2010. Makaton is a trademarked term with its origins in the United Kingdom. Officially, it is a term no longer used in Australia.
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