4e. Examples of Symbol Design and Content

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complex symbols

  • Content of symbols – consider complexity and use e.g. Photos with symbols, Visual Scene Displays or for activities, different tenses and number.
    • Distraction or attraction?
    • Symbol isolation and understanding?

All these issues will depend in the AAC user and the setting. black and white symbol

  • Black and white / high contrast mode for visual impairments, use on posters and other settings. letters in a symbol

  • Text within the image? Possibly use a ‘faux’ word so it works for any language faux word