New Widgit symbols are coming to Grid!
The October update of Grid will include a new and improved Widgit symbol library. Many symbols will remain the same, whilst other symbols have been revised to make them easier to understand, more consistent, and more representative of the world we live in today – particularly in terms of culture and technology.
Many symbols have been updated to improve diversity, for example, moving away from gender stereotypes, and providing more gender neutral and racially diverse symbols.
Many symbols have been redrawn to better represent technology as it looks now.
Hundreds of new symbols have been added to further encourage communication and independence.
Getting ready for the update
We realise that some users may need some time to adjust to the new symbols. If you have any concerns, we recommend that you stay on the September version of Grid while you prepare for the update. Here are some useful resources to help you get ready:
- Hints and tips for a smooth transition to the updated symbols
- Widgit 2021 Symbol Reference Guide
- FAQs – New Widgit symbols in Grid
What happens next?
When you update Grid in October, you will automatically see the new symbols in your Widgit grid sets.
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