Local Authorities (LAs) are the local layer of government and administer a very wide range of local services. These include education, social care, planning, environmental services and the fire service. LAs have a duty and a responsibility to deliver their services to all in the community. Symbols used in documentation of all kinds ensure an inclusive service.
Class teacher - “The symbolised materials really help children to be independent. Thanks to the Symbols Inclusion Project, about 75% of Warwickshire schools, and 200 pre-school settings are using symbols in some way to support children with their understanding and learning. The LA is now supporting symbol use throughout the region.”
Specialist Teaching Team-“In York, we realise the benefits of consistent and standardised use of symbols to support learning and communication for children, young people, families, professionals, and communities. We worked with Widgit to develop guidance, so that every child and young person in York has the chance to reach their full potential.”
The City of Stoke-upon-Trent Council is now offering Widgit Symbol support to all its website visitors, demonstrating their commitment to ensuring that all visitors to their site are able to understand their online information.