I started an introductory course to BSL a couple of months ago with the aim of becoming full qualified eventually.
One of the ways I have been learning BSL is by learning signed songs from YouTube.
I have noticed some YT videos are labelled as 'BSL/Makaton'.
I understand what Makaton is and it's differences from BSL and what it is used for, however I was wondering if members of the Deaf/deaf community or/and people who use BSL also understand Makaton without having to learn it, as such? I hope that makes sense! I'm just curious and would be interested to know if BSL/SSE and Makaton are all condsidered to be fairly similar or whether it is in fact, the opposite.
Thanks in advance!