There are many sign languages used internationally throughout the world. In order to distinguish Australian Sign Language from these, it was shortened to the acronym ‘AUSLAN’.
The primary stimulus that led to the development of sign language was the Deaf community’s need to communicate. Auslan uses vision, space and movement to develop a unique visual-spatial language. Sign language is manually carried, together with facial expressions to convey meaning.
Deaf Can:Do can help you understand more about Auslan and provides specific training courses in learning the language.