Widgit Software

Supporting children

Helping children read and communicate

All children can benefit from additional support as they learn about their environment and adapt to a daily routine. For children with a reading or language difficulty, who can find it harder to communicate and access learning, additional support can be essential.

Widgit symbols can be used to support communication for routines, behaviour and new vocabulary to ensure that children have a voice and can access the world around them.

Widgit symbols are used in schools all over the country. We also provide a range of free and
low‑cost resources specially designed for parents to use at home.

Early yaears symbols
More about symbols:
  • I would like to thank you and your team from the bottom of my heart. Your InPrint and SymWriter 2 have been life savers for my severely autistic son. The quality of life for our family is so much better.

    From Linda, the mother of an autistic boy

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  • I love this. What a great way to share the world with everyone. My grandson is autistic and pictures are a great way for he and I to communicate.

    Just brilliant to recommend to schools and families who are on tight budgets.


  • I have been writing stories for
    him using symbols for a while and he loves them. I feel so proud of him when he tries to read them to me. He starts High School soon and symbols will be a big part of his learning and his communication.

    Julie shares these stories with other children through symbolworld.org and our website.

    Get Julie's symbol stories

  • At home, I found symbols invaluable in explaining to Andrew what we were doing, where we were going and, most importantly, how he should behave.

    At school, symbols were used in all lessons to give instructions and provide explanations.

    Andrew's mother

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  • Symbols are also used to help children explain and communicate by choosing the relevant symbol, for example symbolised cards to answer the question, "How are you feeling today?"

    From the Symbols Inclusion Project

    Behavioural Prompts Pack

Who symbols can help

Widgit uses symbols to support people with communication, language or learning disabilities.
Who uses symbols?

  • One in ten children struggle at school due to their communication difficulties (1)

  • Only 20% of children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) reach the expected levels for their age at 11 years old 


  • 50 – 90% of children with persistent SLCN difficulties go on to have reading difficulties (3)

  • Speech, language and communication needs are the most common type of special educational need (4)

Widgit Symbols add visual support to the printed word, opening up the world of information to those otherwise excluded from it.
Find out more about symbols

  • Enhance access to learning
  • Motivate communication
  • Support behaviour and emotions
  • Develop independence
  • Improve confidence and

Health Communication Book

Create your own materials

InPrint 3

Create symbol materials to print
Widgit symbols, along with the powerful features and freedom of layout of desktop publishing, help to create materials that have a professional look.

My First Mouse

Teaching young children to use the mouse
My 1st Mouse is a fun way to help young children from around 2 years-old and upward learn to use a mouse.

First Keys 3

Keyboard awareness through literacy activities
Choose from a wide selection of over 80 activities and make your own with Widgit Symbols.

Snaps Photo Library

Over 1,000 photo alternatives to symbols
The Snaps photo library is an add-on for InPrint with images of common objects ready for use in your communication materials and grids.


Early Years Bundle

Complete Widgit Collection

InPrint 3
By Choice
First Keys 3
My 1st mouse

Single £269
Five £619
Ten £889
Twenty     £1,129
Thirty £1,349

Need help?

To discuss our software and services, please call 01926 333680 or email info@widgit.com

Fun and educational apps

Widgit Vocab

Widgit Vocab is a series of iPad apps designed to develop basic vocabulary. Widgit Vocab can help extend a user's vocabulary range with listening, speaking and reading activities.


Learn about sentences and the elements that construct them with this exciting series of apps for children.


App Bundles

Get the best deals with Widgit App Bundles

Need help?

To discuss our software and services, please call 01926 333680, or email info@widgit.com

Hundreds of free and low-cost symbol resource packs, created in partnership with professionals

Symbols at Home

20 sets of flashcard files – ideal for parents, carers or childminders to use at home.

Format: Price:
CIP filesCIP files from £10


Household Vocabulary

100 Flashcards and 3 spelling activities covering household vocabulary.

Format: Price:
CIP files £5


Behavioural Prompts

This pack of flashcards which support a range of situations in the learning environment.

Format: Price:
CIP filesCIP files from £7

Design Studio

Had an idea for a resource?

Want to create a more accessible environment?

We can create accessible symbol information, tailored to your needs.

Our specialist design team will work in partnership with your organisation to produce symbolised documents which cater for your individual requirements.

Bespoke service
We consult with you throughout the design process, creating new symbols where necessary, to ensure that the end result is fit for purpose and appropriate for the different needs of your client base.

Best practice
We can also work with you to develop your understanding and knowledge of “best practice” in symbol accessibility and suggest the most appropriate language for your information.

Meeting your responsibilities
An inclusive approach to the design of your product or service will help you to ensure compliance with current legislation on accessibility.

Design studio services include:

  • Translating information into symbols
  • Symbol design
  • Symbol signage
  • Development of resources
  • Converting text to easy read
  • Design and layout
  • Support in a wide range of media
  • Licensing symbols
  • Advice and training

Get in touch

If you want help with accessibility or have an idea for a resources, please contact us.

For design services, email

For copyright permission, email

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