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A project related to symbols
ARASAAC Pictograms
A free (CC-BY-NC-SA) resource of around 5000 colour and black & white pictographic symbols from Catedu and the Aragonese Portal of Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Spain.
Blissymbolics Resources
The complete authorised Blissymbol vocabulary (the BCI-AV) resources of over 5000 basic Blissymbol concepts - characters and words - are available under a free CreativeCommons-BY-SA license. (Note: Registering and login required for access)
Concept Coding Framework (CCF)
Around the world, people with impaired communication, including difficulties to read or write, may use symbols as an alternative or complement to character based texts. Referencing to, and exchanging these alternatively coded messages over the Internet is difficult due to the lack of standardised encoding schemes and common practises. The Concept Coding Framework (CCF) is being developed to overcome some of these difficulties.
EdWord and EdWeb
EdWord is a talking word processor that allows you to combine text with symbols. EdWeb is a talking web browser that can display web pages as a combination of text and symbols.
A firefox extension to provide symbol annotation to text content. This will make use of the concept coding framework, but instead of being a server side technology be a client browser extension. It would be useful to add in other useful accessible features for the aac user, but primary focus will be symbol annotation.
Mulberry symbol set
A symbol set designed by professionals that is free of cost. Image format is .wmf (colour & black 'n white), plus other formats such as .svg, .png, .jpg, and .pdf. You will need to login to our website ( to download the symbols
Power Reader
A dyslexic text reader/learning tool, a graphical, interactive text reader integrated with computer text-to-speech whose level of focus, complexity, and detail is adjustable according to the user's needs.
Sclera's Pictos
A resource of 4769 free symbols (pictograms).
Symbol & Concept Coding Editor (aka SYMBERED)
Building a Symbol and Concept Coding Editor for CMS, based on CCF(ConceptCodingFramework).
Symbol Set Maker
An accessory for making symbol sets for use in EdWord and EdWeb. It will instantly convert a file full of images into the correct format to be used in EdWord and EdWeb.
SymVoc is aimed to help less able people to communicate with others using symbols and speech synthesis.
Tango Desktop Project
The Tango Desktop Project exists to help create a consistent graphical user interface experience for free and Open Source software.

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