Makaton Aware

Makaton Aware sticker, showing the Makaton logoFostering inclusivity, enhancing communication

Welcome to Makaton Aware, where we champion inclusivity and accessibility in public spaces. Our initiative is dedicated to creating welcoming environments where individuals of all abilities can fully participate and have their needs met. Sign up for Makaton Aware and receive a free gift in your first year, comprising of a set of Everyday Vocabulary flashcards and small bundle pack worth over £20!

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What is Makaton Aware?

Makaton Aware is an innovative initiative committed to breaking down communication barriers and ensuring that everyone feels valued and understood. We aim to establish a network of inclusive spaces, including businesses, community settings, visitor attractions, and everyday services where individuals of diverse backgrounds can thrive. It's ideal for those looking to promote inclusivity without the need for extensive training.

Our vision

Our vision is simple: to build a community where everyone's voice is heard and understood. Through Makaton Aware, we aim to promote inclusivity, empower individuals, and foster meaningful connections.

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Join The Makaton Aware community today!

Makaton Aware venues demonstrate dedication to accessibility, inclusion and meaningful communication by embracing the following principles:

  • Embrace Understanding and Patience: We approach communication with patience and understanding, respecting the diverse ways individuals express themselves.
  • Allow Time and Space: We'll ensure individuals have the necessary time and space to communicate in their preferred manner, prioritising inclusivity and respect for everyone's voice.
  • Foster Inclusivity: Our goal is to cultivate a nurturing and inclusive atmosphere where every member of our community feels valued.
  • Provide Staff Support: Our team is dedicated to offering assistance and support to customers facing communication challenges, ensuring everyone feels empowered and supported.
  • Use Clear Signage: We'll use clear symbols throughout the environment to aid easy navigation and identification of areas, promoting accessibility for all. Makaton symbols or other symbol programmes are acceptable.

How it works

Signing up for Makaton Aware is quick and easy:

  1. Complete the Form: Answer a few simple questions and provide your contact information.
  2. Make Payment: Complete the £50 annual enrolment payment.
  3. Receive Your Resources: Upon signup, you'll receive a comprehensive resource pack, including a Makaton Aware certificate, window sticker, symbol cards, and more.
  4. Promotion: Your business will be featured on our interactive map and promoted to our 80k+ social media followers.
  5. Stay Informed: Receive email updates on Makaton news, events, and training opportunities.
  6. Download Resources: Access a wide range of digital resources available to support you, including the Makaton Aware logo to showcase on your website and materials.

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Free gift

In your first year, as you embark on your Makaton Aware journey, as a welcome gift you'll receive our bestselling Everyday Vocabulary Flashcards and a Makaton Aware small bundle pack, featuring practical items like a branded pen, badge, and lanyard. These resources are designed to support you as you begin your exploration of Makaton communication!

Annual enrolment

Join Makaton Aware for just £50 per year.

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Take the first step towards a more inclusive society. Sign up your business or organisation to become Makaton Aware and enrich your customer/user experience.

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Together, let's create a world where everyone's voice is heard and understood

  • Boost your visibility by appearing on our dynamic interactive map, a flourishing resource for customers seeking inclusive businesses.
  • Join the million-strong Makaton community to elevate awareness and empower individuals in their communities.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to accessibility and communication for all customers, showcasing your organisation as a beacon of inclusivity

Sign up today!