Pictographic language is based, like language in general, on the ability of human beings to communicate through signs, in this case drawings that represent concepts. TecnoAccesible also includes symbol libraries as languages, such as ARASAAC or SPC, along with other more structured languages, such as Minspeak.

METACOM Symbols

METACOM symbols image

METACOM is a professionally designed symbol system especially developed for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), whose continuous development I still enjoy doing. The need for better means of communication for my daughter Meta, but also the positive responses and suggestions from users, parents, teachers, therapists, etc. made METACOM possible.

Beta Symbols

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The idea of using graphic symbols as a means of or support for communication or in more general terms as a picture word processor, appears to be on the increase. The designers initially started out to create an effective picture system and a handy aid to call up pictures quickly and efficiently. The nature and the build-up of the system has thus come from the objective. The Beta system was developed as a visual, communication-supportive system, from the conviction that there existed a void in the variety of systems that in general were found to be too abstract or to systematic.

Beta VZW

Beta VZW website image

The idea of using graphic symbols as a means of or support for communication or in more general terms as a picture word processor, appears to be on the increase. The designers initially started out to create an effective picture system and a handy aid to call up pictures quickly and efficiently. The nature and the build-up of the system has thus come from the objective. The Beta system was developed as a visual, communication-supportive system, from the conviction that there existed a void in the variety of systems that in general were found to be too abstract or to systematic.

Effects of icon size and location on speed and accuracy of SGD access

The primary goal of these devices and the supporting interventions is to offer timely, consistent, expressive communication options to individuals who have limited natural speech. An important secondary purpose of an AAC system, especially for young users with developmental disabilities, involves supporting language acquisition.

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Openclipart

Examples of clip art from the Openclipart

The project started in early 2004 by Inkscape developers Jon Phillips and Bryce Harrington to collect designs of flags from all around the world, having been inspired by the efforts started by Christian Schaller (Uraeus) at the 26. Oct 2003 to create a collection of flags created by users of vector graphics software Sodipodi. It progressed very well and the project goals were extended to generic clipart.

Open Clip Art Library

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The project started in early 2004 by Inkscape developers Jon Phillips and Bryce Harrington to collect designs of flags from all around the world, having been inspired by the efforts started by Christian Schaller (Uraeus) at the 26. Oct 2003 to create a collection of flags created by users of vector graphics software Sodipodi. It progressed very well and the project goals were extended to generic clipart.