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How symbols are used

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.


formal documents

Widgit Health
Widgit Online
Symbols inclusion project
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