(Click on the links on the left to discover some of the places where symbols have already been used.)
Everyone has the right to be able to access information. It is our responsibility as an inclusive society to make sure that all members of the community can get the information they need. Symbols are a very effective tool for extending accessibility to those who have difficulty interacting with the world using text. Symbols can be used in any setting.
It can be difficult to imagine the different applications of symbols in an organisation if you have not come across them before. The use of braille and hearing loops for blind and deaf people is now well established and is recognised by all as a way of enabling access.
Using symbols in a particular setting has been proved to help communicate ideas and information to other groups of people to whom it would otherwise be denied.
Widgit's Accessible Information Services can produce bespoke symbol materials and offer advice to your organisation. Embedding symbols in what you do is not expensive and can have enormous benefits.