The Widgit Symbols (previously know as Widgit Rebus), are line drawings in a schematic structure for supporting literacy.
The new Widgit Symbols collection was launched in October 2002. This was the result of a two year development project involving many practitioners.
The colour symbols were added in Jan 2005 and released with Communicate: In Print 2.
The important features of the symbol set are:
There were many aspects to the symbol design that was considered. These
ranged from technical considerations such as line thickness, through
to the use of tones and colour to identify specific parts of a symbol.
The symbols were deisgned to conform to standards and conventions (Widgit calls this the ‘schema’).
Widgit Symbol Development Project Acknowledgement of Contributors