Symbol Documents and Questionnaires from Coventry & Warwickshire
Learning and Skills Council
The Coventry & Warwickshire Learning and Skills Council produced
Learner Entitlement Packs for all students aged 14-19. This was given
to them at the start of the school year to explain the committment given
by the learning providers and the responsibilties placed on the students
when taking part in a learning programme.
Widgit worked with them to create this document in 3 different formats: A symbol-supported version, a fully symbolised version and a quick reference mini booklet. These catered for varying levels of reading ability.
Fully symbolised version, with all information carrying words symbolised
Symbol-supported version, with new and difficult words symbolised
Reference mini booklet with simplified text
At the end of each year this is followed up by the Learner Survey.
Widgit created fully symbolised and symbol supported level versions of the questionnaire.
was decided to make as many of the questions as possible 'yes/no' answers.
Also there is always a '?' answer. This can by ticked if the student has
not understood the question.
symbol version Symbol Supported version
Simplified Text Version
"Widgit have an excellent understanding of the issues regarding inclusion for young people/students/pupils with learning difficulties. Their input has directly impacted on ensuring students have accessible mainstream information which in turn promotes understanding, confidence and self-esteem. Their professional, responsive style and the quality of the final product has ensured customer satisfaction. "
Skyte, Coventry and Warwickshire 14 - 19 Special Schools Co-ordinator
For information visit Coventry
& Warwickshire Learning and Skills Council