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Makaton symbols support the written word, in the same way that sign language supports speech. Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is used in more than 40 countries.
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Moon is a system of reading and writing which uses tactile symbols based on lines and curves to represent letters, numbers and punctuation marks. It is easier to learn than braille, as the letters are easier to distinguish by touch. However, Moon cannot be written by hand, is even bulkier than braille and currently there is very little literature available in Moon. Moon is used by a very small number of people, most of whom are elderly. As it is unlikely that you will receive requests for Moon you do not need to produce materials in Moon as a matter
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Easy Read

The easy read format was created to help people with learning disabilities understand information easily. People with learning disabilities need access to all information, not just disability-specific information but also about their health, voting, work and gaining skills. Easy read uses pictures to support the meaning of text. It can be used by a carer to talk through a communication with someone with learning difficulties so that they can understand it, for example a letter from the council about council tax charges. Easy read is often also preferred by readers without learning disabilities, as it gives the essential information on
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