Information signs and leaflets
Symbols can support publicly displayed information.
Signs, posters and leaflets used in public places should be accessible to any member of the public. Symbols alongside text improve understanding for all, regardless of age or ability. For people who find text challenging, it may be the only way they can access information. For more adept readers, it can be a quick way to access a summary of the key points of a sign or leaflet. Including just the key symbols or a simple symbol highlight will improve understanding without overwhelming the reader, or overcrowding the materials.