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About Symbols


What are symbols?

Symbols are images which are used to support text, making the meaning clearer and easier to understand. They provide a visual representation of a concept. Symbol Sets are comprehensive collections of images that give greater support than clip art or icon sets. Symbol Sets often follow a schematic structure, or set of design 'rules', that help the reader independently grow their own vocabulary.

Symbols are images used to support reading text.

Symbols help people understand information and communicate

Symbols are linked to words to form a symbol set

Deisgn rules help people understand symbols


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