Lifelong support for adults who have communication or language difficulties
Communication difficulties can have a major impact on an adult's ability to cope with social situations, make choices and express their needs.
Widgit symbols provide adults with a clear, structured language which is ideal for communication. It can help adults express their emotions, communicate their ideas and ease difficult situations. Using a range of symbol resources and strategies can give people the freedom to learn and be independent.
Imagine how fantastic it is when a student can look at a piece of symbol-supported text and make sense of what they are seeing!
College staff make a huge variety of symbol resources that support all curriculum areas. Student understanding is enhanced by using symbols in practical activities.
We believe that symbols give our students a greater understanding and accessibility of everyday life around school and are inclusive to the whole school community.
Allison Denton, Brooke School
Rebecca keeps her symbol communication album with her at all times... When she left school to go to college she still used her symbol album and now has a communication aid. Rebecca has an American pen friend who communicates using symbols.
Rebecca's story from 'Symbols Literacy and Social Justice'
Who symbols can help
Widgit uses symbols to support people who have communication, language or learning disabilities.
Find about who uses symbols
At least half of all adults with a learning disability live in the family home - meaning that many don't get the same chances as other people to gain independence, learn key skills and make choices about their own lives. (1)
24% of adults with a learning disability attend a day care centre
'Easy read' resources support independence for adults with a learning disability (3)
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
- Support independent living
- Enhance life skill development
- Improve behaviour
- Enable smooth transition to life beyond education
Create your own materials
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.
Create symbol materials in your web browser.
Create symbol flashcards, timetables, stories and a lot more, with no installation needed.
Easy symbol writing for everyone
SymWriter 2 is a symbol-supported word processor that any writer, regardless of literacy levels, can use to create documents.
Fun and educational apps
Widgit Go is an app for creating activities and grids to support communication, learning and language development. Use it in the home, in the classroom or on the go.
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.
Symbolworld is a free website dedicated to symbol users of all ages. It contains a huge variety of articles, stories and information.
Get the best deals with Widgit App Bundles
To discuss our software and services, please call 01926 333680, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Educational Symbol Resources
A great resource to encourage self advocacy within personal care planning.
For InPrint 3 or PDF, from £30
11 activities for teaching how to cross the road safely, understanding traffic lights and pedestrian crossings.
For InPrint 3 or PDF, from £7
58 recipes, topic books and workbooks for snacks, starters, dinners and desserts + FREE sample book.
For InPrint 3 or PDF, from £15
Need something else?
All our materials are developed in partnership with professionals. If you require a communication tool that fits your content and needs, please contact our Design Studio at email@example.com
Are your documents accessible to all your clients?
We can create accessible symbol information, tailored to your needs.
Our specialist design team will work in partnership with your organisation to produce symbolised materials that fit your individual requirements.
We will consult with you throughout the design process to ensure that the end result is appropriate for the different needs of your client base.
We can work with you to ensure "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
- Converting text to Easy Read
- Designing new symbols
- Developing resources and materials
- Providing advice and training
Get in touch
If you want help with accessibility or have an idea for a resource, please contact us.