What symbols are, the Widgit set and how they are developed
About symbol users and what it's like to be a non-reader
Discover some of the ways in which symbols are used
Make personalised symbol materials
Create symbol materials online
Easy symbol writing for everyone
Ordering details, postage and licence information for the UK
Information about translated products and Widgit partners in your country
Our specialist design team will work in partnership with your organisation to create accessible symbol materials
For a more inclusive environment we offer ready-made low-cost symbol signage, or design for bespoke signs
Widgit training resources to help you make the most of your software
Widgit Symbols are protected under copyright, see our copyright and publishing guidance
Phone: 01926 333686
Online and on-site training helps you make the most of your software
Explanation of the file types, and download and installation guides
Invoicing, order online, or receive a personalised CD with your chosen resources
See how schools, families and organisations around the world are using Widgit Symbols to support communication, education and understanding.
Share your Widgit story
Find out where you can see Widgit products at our forthcoming events
Widgit training and resources to help you make the most of your software
Organisations offering advice and support on Widgit products
Choosing your method of symbolising:
Just symbol readers?
Symbol readers and non-symbol readers?
E.g. A leaflet? A letter? A website?
Which method of symbolising have you chosen?
Don’t forget that symbolised text takes up more room than non-symbolised text.
If you are using
key symbols or a content highlight…
(See an example of the two different symbols used to indicate different gyms in a leisure centre in Creating key symbols)
If you writing symbol summary or fully symbolised content…
Writing your content
Making a bulleted list of the points you want to include is a good starting point.
If you are creating symbol summaries…
Symbolising your content
Remember you can retext symbols to help find the most appropriate image
Read just the symbolised words aloud to make sure you have symbolised all the information-carrying words. Look at just the symbols without the text; do they make sense?
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