Protected under United Kingdom Patent No. 2468594 and United States Patent No. 8694321
If you are unsure about which set to select, either contact your local Support Team to request advice or contact speaks4me®at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mayer-Johnson PCS Symbol Set is widely used in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) as well as for literacy support.
Developed over 25 years, the set comprises over 7000 colour symbols designed to represent words and short phrases to support children and adults with communication challenges.
SymbolStix is the newest symbol set from the US, now versioned for UK English.
Developed by News-2-You, Inc for use in its internet newspaper and online curriculum, SymbolStix depicts activities and people as lively, vibrant stick figures, drawn with a distinctive flair to create “stick figures with an attitude”. The set consists of approximately 11,000 symbols.
Symbols are used widely in everyday life as a kind of visual language. Road signs, care symbols on clothing, or direction symbols at an airport are examples of how symbols can convey information quickly and effectively. Symbols can be read, regardless of the person's language or literacy skills. People with communication difficulties may benefit from using symbols to understand what other people are saying, as well as to express what they want to say.
Select your symbol set using the download button below - when you have entered your contact details you will be able to download and install speaks4me®
Once installed, the trial version of speaks4me® can be activated at any time during the 30 Day period. At the end of the trial duration, speaks4me® will lock and will require activating. All activations use the ‘register speaks4me®’ procedure. A ‘register speaks4me® ’ icon will be placed on your desktop on installation - just click and follow the instructions.
The Widgit Symbol Set consists of over 12,000 colourful, simply-drawn symbols, which each illustrate a single concept.
The symbols have been designed specifically to support literacy and are used in many countries worldwide to support a variety of learners, including pupils with special needs, early learners and those who do not have English as a first language.