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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 Symbol Set
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.
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.
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.