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What is Widgit ?

Widgit Symbols help people read, understand and communicate.

For over 40 years, Widgit Symbols have been used to support language development, literacy, access to text and communication.

Our symbols and software are used in over 10,000 schools, 1,000s of homes and numerous healthcare settings. Additionally with an increasing focus on accessible information, our symbols are used by key public services, leading attractions and sporting venues.

Our core software products Widgit Online and InPrint 3 give you access to the complete Widgit Symbol Library, so you can create your own symbol materials for use in school, at home, and in the wider community.

Widgit Online lets you create visual, communication and learning supports in your web browser using over 20,000 Widgit Symbols and 100s of easy-to-use templates. No installation or updating required!

InPrint 3 is a desktop based solution with access to over 20,000 Widgit Symbols, 100s of editable templates and a range of powerful design features, InPrint 3 is the perfect tool to create visual supports and learning materials.

At Widgit we desire to be better tomorrow than today. We take pride in providing the most innovative technology solutions, as well as a personalised service to help provide the best results and advice.

Recommended Usage

No minimum amount of usage, impact can be seen from first symbol resources created.

Educational Impact

improve teaching efficiency
81%
Improves Behaviour / Wellbeing
79%
reduce teacher workload
78%
reduce attainment gap
71%
CompanyBusiness Name: Widgit Software Ltd
HQ Location: United Kingdom
Founded: 1983
Age Range0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18, 19+
FeaturesEditable Templates Symbolised ResourcesComprehensive VocabularyVisual TimetablesCurriculum ResourcesCommunication AidsLiteracy AidsDual LanguageEarly YearsKs1Ks2Ks3SenEalMflWeb-based Editing20,000 SymbolsReady-made ResourcesSocial StoriesSignageLabellingWorksheetsColourful SemanticsAutism PacksBack To School ResourcesMakatonBsl Support Dual Coding
LanguagesDanish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Modern, Italian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan, Spanish; Castilian, Swedish
AccessibilityRobust features
PoliciesTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyGDPR
RequirementsAvailable OfflineInternet - Low BandwidthInternet - High BandwidthDesktop - MacDesktop - WindowsDesktop - ChromebookMobile - iPad
Set Up

Less than 30 Minutes

TrainingIn PersonLive OnlineWebinarsDocumentationVideos
SupportEmailFAQs/ForumKnowledge BasePhone Support
Home LearningParent Access

We provide a separate Home version of our software which is used by parents for their own children and not in collaboration with a school account.

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Pricing Plans

Free TrialPaid Subscription

Widgit pricing starts from £90 / year

Home user account for parents - £90 pa

Standard account for schools - £295 pa

Larger accounts available.

Multi Subscription accounts available for MATs and Academies

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Widgit Reviews

4.7 out of 5

from 19 Verified Reviews

Widgit has collected 19 reviews in the past 6 months

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Loise

SENCO, Teacher, Thrive Practitioner

Lemington Riverside Primary - Newcastle upon Tyne, England

Used Widgit weekly for 1-2 years

May 2024

Has so many capabilities, which is constantly growing. It does take you more time initially to explore, discover and get used to what it can do. We have used links on instagram of others shared ideas too

Reply from Widgit :Dear Loise, many thanks for your review it's great to see that you're getting value from many of the ready made resources our Education team create for the benefit of schools. Our social media community is always a great way to find new ideas and to see how others are using our symbols. If your school ever needs additional training to maximise your understanding and use please do just let us know, we'd be happy to support.
Loise found Widgit :
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    Once explored and familiar with what it can offer the impact on workload is more significant as many resources are either already prepared or made easier to make than previously. Support with differentiation and work that is accessible to all children is vastly supported using Widgit.
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    One of our 1:1 TAs has used Widgit to create personalised learning opportunities for the child she is supporting. This is both actual lessons and/ or tools to help him access the learning. Since doing this he is accessing more of his learning than he had done previously, is communicating more readily and is showing bigger steps of progress.
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    It helps with differentiation and planning ahead for children who need additional visual prompts
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Support for regulation scales, reward charts, etc. Complements and adds to our behaviour and well being practice
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Attainment is enhanced by the support Widgit provides in helping children access learning
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Katy

Speech & Language Therapist

Liverpool Progressive School, England

Used Widgit weekly for 3-4 years

May 2024

Feel like there could be easier editing features, does not feel as easy to use as boardmaker

Katy found Widgit :
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    social stories using widget, visual timetables, choosing boards
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    helping young person understand the question easier
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    N/A
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    social stories, visual helpers
  • Slightly improves attainment
    N/A
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Amanda

Teacher

St Andrews, England

Used Widgit daily for 1-2 years

May 2024

Its so useful in a wide range of situations in both mainstream and SEN classrooms

Reply from Widgit :Dear Amanda, Thanks so much for the wonderful review. It's great to see the positive impact our symbols are having across both mainstream and SEN classrooms. We look forwards to supporting your school for many years to come.
Amanda found Widgit :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    I can quickly create resources, set up activities etc
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    More children can access vocabulary etc when widgits are added.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I can tailor tasks the child in different ways quickly
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Children can communicate how they are feeling
  • Significantly improves attainment
    For my SEN learners they can communicate and therefore express what they have learnt more easily
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Kerry

ELA teacher

Amsterdam International Community School (AICS South campus), Netherlands

Used Widgit daily for 5 years+

May 2024

I often give trainings within my school to ensure many colleagues use it. It is great for ELA students, which is my job, so I want them to use it in their own lessons too.

Reply from Widgit :Hi Kerry, Thanks so much for your kind review. It's great to hear how Widgit symbols are supporting your school and especially the ELA students. We appreciate advocates like yourself especially when you're able to share your knowledge with your colleauges. We look forwards to supporting your school for many years to come.
Kerry found Widgit :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Quick visuals to make word lists; schedules with symbols for the lesson schedules; flashcards, bingo games etc
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    You can make written materials accessible to students who are not yet so fluent in reading but can understand the task well when written materials are put into Widgit; students for whom English is not their first language don't need to waste time translating unknown vocabulary when they can see a little picture next to the word.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I don't have to explain all the new words to students who are new to English when there are symbols with written material. The translate tool helps easily and quickly to make dual language word lists to help pre-teach new topic vocabulary.
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    For students who struggle with reading, frustration may lead to acting out. However, with Widgit documents, the students can more easily access the lesson materials and this helps them to stay engaged for longer. Also, visual timetables helps the students who need these to stay on-task.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    I can give easy and accessible word lists or vocab charts that help the students to use a more varied vocabulary.
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Alex

Parent

N/A, England

Used Widgit daily for 5 years+

May 2024

I have been using Widgit Products for nearly 14 years on a daily basis. It’s been an absolute pleasure to watch their products evolve, their database of symbols to grow and, all the additional resources and tools they provide expand overtime. Customer service is absolutely fantastic. They are very responsive and very helpful as well as kind and caring. I would highly recommend their products to other people and encourage them to look through the website and attend any webinars because, there is so much you can get from their products and, they never stop adding new features and new resources which means there’s always something new and exciting to look at or try.

Reply from Widgit :Hi Alex, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of our products. We're absolutely delighted to hear that you've found our symbols, resources and tools to be valuable and that you have also had such positive interactions with our customer service team. Your recommendation means the world to us and we really appreciate your ongoing support and loyalty. We look forward to continuing to support you for many years to come.
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Nina

Special Needs Teacher

Used Widgit daily for 5 years+

Mar 2024

I have recently convinced my school to purchase subscriptions for the rest of the staff and will be sharing what I know form having Widgit online for some years now.

Reply from Widgit :Thank you so much for your review Nina we really appreciate it and are delighted that our symbols are having such a positive impact and that it's being rolled out to other staff.
Nina found Widgit :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It gives me peace of mind that what I am adjusting gives my students the best opportunity to access what I am teaching them.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    It gives my students equality of opportunity to engage in a meaningful way
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    I have created work that allows my studnets to work on a more independent way otehr than having adults lead their learning
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    It helps with their self esteem knowing they can work more independently at times
  • Significantly improves attainment
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Jacqui

Class teacher

Northgate School Arts College, England

Used Widgit daily for 5 years+

Dec 2023

amazing resource, helpful ideas, resources, accessible

Reply from Widgit :Thank you so much for your review Jacqui we really appreciate it and are delighted that our symbols are having such a positive impact.
Jacqui found Widgit :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    planning tools, behaviour plans
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    wide range of abilities in class so means all can access same activity but on their level
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    picture resources, sequencing
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    helps to have extra ideas, examples
  • Slightly improves attainment
    occasionally - especially with low attainers
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pascal6

crépin, France

Used Widgit occasionally for 5 years+

Dec 2023

crapinpascale60@gmail.com found Widgit :
  • Does not reduce teacher workload
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  • Does not reduce attainment gap
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
  • Moderately improves attainment
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Lisa

SENDCo

Used Widgit weekly for 0–3 months

Dec 2023

don't know yet

Lisa found Widgit :
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    don't know yet
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    don't know yet
  • Slightly improves teaching efficiency
    don't know yet
  • Slightly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    don't know yet
  • Slightly improves attainment
    don't know yet
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Tiarna

Class Teacher

Used Widgit daily for 1-2 years

Dec 2023

I really value the impact widgit has on my day to day teaching. It allows me to cater to all of my pupils to ensure they can access the learning.

Reply from Widgit :Thank you so much for your review Tiarna we really appreciate it and are delighted that our symbols are having such a positive impact.
Tiarna found Widgit :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    It helps me to ensure that all of my students can access the lesson.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    Children who may not have been able to access the learning now can through widgit examples.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    It helps to make lessons more visually appealing.
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Children want to use their widgit examples in their books and will listen attentively and work well.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    N.A
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prince

tutor

Prince of Wales Theatre, England

Used Widgit occasionally for 4-6 months

Dec 2023

10/10

prince found Widgit :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Nice it has new symbol
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    I don't know
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
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  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    i like
  • Significantly improves attainment
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Kanchan Patil

People of Determination Coordinator

Abu Dhabi Indian School Muroor, United Arab Emirates

Used Widgit weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2023

It's easy and convenient to use, more you explore more the features you understand. Pictures can be added automatically while typing the sentences. Voice feature is good to improve the attention span. Some of the symbols can be changed with our required images is really one of the best features of the WIDGIT.

Reply from Widgit :Thanks for your review Kanchan we do appreciate it.
Kanchan Patil found Widgit :
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Preparing worksheets on printing it on WIDGIT is easy and convinient.
  • Does not significantly reduce attainment gap
    Attainment gap is of different types. Not sure if WIDGIT can be helpful for increasing the same.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Preparing worksheets based on the various concepts are really convenient and students like the colorful ones. Those are easy to explain and solve as well.
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    I feel so. Students were observed to be more attentive during classes using WIDGIT. Various wellbeing concepts can be taught with it.
  • Slightly improves attainment
    Not sure
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Tobby Philip Jacob

School Counsellor

Abu Dhabi Indian School Muroor, United Arab Emirates

Used Widgit weekly for 1-2 years

Nov 2023

It is cannot be always used as it is not user-friendly as most of the time we are accustomed with Office tools

Tobby Philip Jacob found Widgit :
  • Slightly reduces teacher workload
    It has helped to reduce the load by decreasing the time in preparing worksheets.
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
    Some students were able to make progress by improving their sentence construction.
  • Does not significantly improve teaching efficiency
    At times Widgit helps in giving ideas on worksheets
  • Does not significantly improve behaviour or wellbeing
    Rules in classroom worksheets
  • Slightly improves attainment
    None
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Rachel Berry

Specialist SEND Advisory Teacher

Woodbridge Trust, England

Used Widgit daily for 5 years+

Nov 2023

Widgit is such a simple idea that has the most amazing impact on our young people. It can (and has been) truly life changing for so many.

Reply from Widgit :Thank you so much for your review Rachel we really appreciate it and are delighted that our symbols are having such a positive impact at your school.
Rachel Berry found Widgit :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Providing a way to easily adapt lessons to provide access for all Supporting independent learning skills for ALL pupils. Reducing the need to repeat instructions Offering ready made templates for activities Offering the opportunity for shared folders to reduce the need to 'reinvent the wheel' amongst staff team Providing a range of ready made resources for specific texts, topics and themes.
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Easily allowing adaptations to lessons to ensure that all child are able to share their knowledge and skills in an appropriate way. Removing the barriers to learning!
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    As above... It reduces workload Ensures that teachers can focus on the key objectives of the lesson Provides an opportunity to encourage and support relationships with parents by increasing accessibility to key information
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Providing visual reinforcements for behaviour expectations Reducing anxiety around transitions, thus lowering the likelihood of challenging behaviour Giving young people a 'voice' to reduce frustration around communication Ensuring access to learning with visual support, thus reducing frustration and increasing self esteem Supporting young people with understanding and regulating their emotions.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    When barriers are removed, young people are able to actually access the learning and demonstrate knowledge and skills! Visual reinforcements can help to provide clear expectations for the skills needed to 'achieve' learning objectives Improved behaviour and wellbeing has a knock on effect for behaviours for learning. Children are more focussed and resilient to challenge
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Monica Kirkland

Teaching support

Used Widgit weekly for 3-4 years

Nov 2023

It’s essential for our school

Reply from Widgit :Thank you so much for your review Monica we really appreciate it and are delighted that our symbols are having such a positive impact.
Monica Kirkland found Widgit :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Creating word maps and social stories
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Enabling dyslexic students make correct choices in their written work
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Visual timetables
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    I’ve used Widgit to create our zones of regulation
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Word mats
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Maya Sultan

Special education teacher

Abu Dhabi International (Pvt.) School MBZ, United Arab Emirates

Used Widgit occasionally for 1-2 years

Nov 2023

I love the library of images, ease of uploading other images and the variety of templates offered that minimizes preparation time.

Reply from Widgit :Thank you so much for your review Maya we really appreciate it and are delighted that our symbols are having such a positive impact.
Maya Sultan found Widgit :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Creating differentiated worksheets
  • Slightly reduces attainment gap
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    Creating activities with meaningful images is a breeze
  • Moderately improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Using the if/then and reward charts
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Helping students reach an objective using level-based activities and worksheets that can be personalized based on topic or theme of a lesson.
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Anne Salway

Speech and Language Therapist

Used Widgit daily for 5 years+

Nov 2023

Very useful

Reply from Widgit :Thank you so much for your review Anne we really appreciate it and are delighted that our symbols are having such a positive impact.
Anne Salway found Widgit :
  • Moderately reduces teacher workload
    Ready-made resource templates allow people to just fill in, rather than having to design the resource themselves. For speech and language therapy, I can quickly and easily generate sets of pictures (for example, words ending in s and sh) without having to search for each word online individually
  • Moderately reduces attainment gap
    Allows children who struggle with reading (dyslexic, EAL etc) access written text more easily
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    Providing visual representations of the behaviour expectations Allowing children to express how they feel
  • Moderately improves attainment
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Liz

Senior Learning Mentor

Barnet Early Years Alliance, England

Used Widgit daily for 5 years+

Nov 2023

Everything about it is brilliant. I have been using visuals for many, many years and used to make my own before discovering Widgit.

Reply from Widgit :Thank you so much for your review Liz we really appreciate it and are delighted that our symbols are having such a positive impact.
Liz found Widgit :
  • Significantly reduces teacher workload
    Not having to search for suitable visuals
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Non-verbal children can communicate their needs.
  • Significantly improves teaching efficiency
    All staff wear and use visuals at all times with all children.
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    The children can let us know how they’re feeling when they have no words.
  • Significantly improves attainment
    We can see the children making progress.
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Wendy

Inclusion Teaching Partner

Used Widgit weekly for 5 years+

Nov 2023

I love Widgit. It is brilliant. I now cannot do my job without it! So thank you very much!

Reply from Widgit :Thank you so much for your review Wendy we really appreciate it and are delighted that our symbols are having such a positive impact.
Wendy found Widgit :
  • Does not significantly reduce teacher workload
    Widgit is used to support differentiation, so can increase Teacher workload when teacher is creating a task for a child in widgit format as per their My plan
  • Significantly reduces attainment gap
    Children are able to read a piece of text when it is put into widgit, meaning the child can keep up with whole class reading then retrieve information from the text to answer questions. Before, the child couldn't read any of the text and certainly could not then retrieve information so did not answer any questions. Child able to work quicker.
  • Moderately improves teaching efficiency
    Child able to work more independently and complete more work.
  • Significantly improves behaviour or wellbeing
    School rules and expectations of behaviour have been put onto widgit and displayed around school and in classes. Individual schedules available to support pupils to remain or get back on task. Individual widgit cards and lanyard widgits to support the behaviour expected. Our school emotional coaching system has been fully transformed using widgit ( following pupil feedback). This is used for pupils to check in, let staff know that something is wrong, to ask for help. As the schools Licensed Thrive Practitioner as well, I have used widgit to prepare resources for emotional support. All of this has impacted on a more robust emotional coaching system and making sure that behaviour expectations are accessible to all.
  • Moderately improves attainment
    Assessments widgitised for pupils to access the questions so that they can answer them, in turn they are now succeeding. This is evidenced by their scores.
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