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1. Unaided systems of communication (examples) Name : Function: Who would use it? British Sign Language (BSL) A language of space and movement using the hands, body, face and head Used by 70,000 deaf or hearing- impaired people in the UK, as well as 1,000s of hearing people. Sign Supported English (SSE) The use of BSL with an English grammar. Used to enable people in the deaf community to learn and speak English. Makaton A combination of spoken words, sign language vocabulary, and graphic symbols. Used by children and adults with learning disabilities.
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2. Aided systems of communication Name : Function: Who would use it? Low tech Simple paper or object based systems (i.e. does not require a battery). Users with limited or no clear speech. Light tech Simple voice output devices. Battery operated. No sophisticated
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