Widgit Software

Mainstream Schools

Supporting children who have reading or language difficulties

A reading or language difficulty can prevent children from accessing learning. It can make reading text in maths, science and other curriculum subjects challenging, and it can be hard for teachers to meet the needs of these children.

Widgit symbols support teaching and learning throughout the primary curriculum to ensure that children can access and understand texts within lessons.

Early yaears symbols
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  • InPrint is very easy and quick to use and the use of the Widgit symbols has really helped to increase children’s independence in accessing a mainstream curriculum.

    Hannah Reeves,
    Countess Wear Community School

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  • 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

    More on symbol signage from Widgit

  • The symbolised materials really help children to be independent.

    Thanks to the Symbols Inclusion Project, about 75% of schools, and 200 pre-school settings are using symbols to support children with their understanding and learning.

    Class Teacher

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    Widgit health and justice symbols
  • All the symbol support for the pre-learning of key concepts on the solar system has helped Yan to access the curriculum.

    This has increased his self-esteem and confidence. He was able to use the resources/games with other members of his class. He was able to answer questions that others could not.

    Class Teacher

  • In joint teaching with Y3 teacher on creative writing, we used symbols to support the 5 different story elements. Most children were able to use the symbols to plan their own stories over two hour sessions independently.

    Class Teacher

    SIP Project Case Studies

    SIP Project Teachers' Comments

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 reach the expected levels for their age at 11 years old (2) 

  • Every primary school classroom will have two or three children who have some form of speech, language or communication need (3)

  • Speech, language and communication needs are the most common type of special educational need (3)

  • The majority of children with SLCN are educated in mainstream education (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
  • Reduce EAL language barriers
  • Create faster academic progress
  • Enable independent learning
  • Improve behaviour
  • Encourage attention
  • Reduce preparation time with pre-prepared curriculum resources

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.

SymWriter 2

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.

Communicate Series BundleWidgit Online

Create, save and share online
Widgit Online allows you to create, save and share symbol documents and grids in your web browser.

Communicate: Ideas

Mind mapping with Symbols
Organise information and brainstorm ideas with Ideas, the mind mapping tool with Widgit Symbols.

Learning Bundle

Communicate Series Bundle

InPrint 3
SymWriter 2


Single £329
Five £759
Ten £1,089
Twenty     £1,389
Thirty £1,649

Need help?

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

Fun and educational apps

Widgit Go

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.


Verbal Comprehension

NEW: Assess early language and verbal comprehension - suitable for practitioners, teachers and parents.

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.

Widgit Discover

Learning and communication support for children studying a new subject. The first three apps cover Tudors, Victorians and Egyptians.


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

School Starter Pack

Templates and advice for making Communication Friendly Environments.

Format: Price:
CIP files from £15

Primary Bundle

A collection of over 1,000 books and activities.
Save £111

Format: Price:
CIP files CIP files £230


Behavioural Prompts

flashcards to 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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