Photosymbols is a collection of pictures that help make information easier to understand. This kind of information is called Easy Read. People with learning difficulties love them because they're based on real photos and real people.

 

We also make templates to go with the pictures based on good design and accessibility.

 

The newest way to use Photosymbols is with a Cloud subscription, but we also make a version on USB flashdrive for people and organisations who can't always get online.

Welcome to Photosymbols

Access

Feelings

Meetings

Shopping

Abuse

Food

Money

Social Care

Choices

Health

People

Technology

Clothes

Home

Personal Care

Time

Community

Information

Politics

Transport

Concepts

Law

Relationships

Work

Education

Leisure

Safety

World

 

Two ways to access the picture library

A Cloud subscription costs £120 (+VAT) for 12 months access with discounts for multiple users

Photosymbols 5 USB costs £400 (+VAT) one-off fee with discounts for multiple users & upgrades

A Cloud subscription gives you access to all the latest pictures for 12 months. This includes the full library of Easy Read templates, wordclips and stock photography.

You log in from any computer and It's updated whenever we make new pictures and templates. It's the most cost effective way to use photosymbols, and you can be sure you are always using the most up-to-date and relevant Easy Read tools.

Photosymbols Cloud

Photosymbols 5 is our latest release on USB flashdrive. It can be installed to your hard drive (and networks/intranets for multi-user licences).

There are no ongoing fees which means you can use the pictures for life. The content is not updated like the cloud. However, you can upgrade to future USB flashdrive releases at a reduced  price.

Photosymbols 5 USB

Features

Our ever growing library now has over 4000 pictures specially designed for Easy Read information. All the pictures now come in high resolution and transparent PNG formats.

 

New templates take advantage of the desktop publishing features of MS PowerPoint, to help you create professional looking Easy Read information yourself.

 

Our library of wordclips has a short Easy Read definition with matching picture for a number of difficult concepts.

 

And the newly designed browser has an improved search function and better usability.

New Picture Formats

Pictures can now be downloaded as Small, Big or PNG. Each have their own use:

 

Small - Jpeg images with white backgrounds at a small size. These are best for general use in documents and websites.

 

Big - High Resolution Jpeg images at 300dpi - Big enough to use full size on a cover or poster.

 

PNG - This new option lets you download pictures with transparent backgrounds. These can be placed on colour backgrounds, and put together to make your own composites.

With transparent PNG you can now use photosymbols on colour backgrounds and combine them together

Stock Photos

Stock photos are now included on both the Cloud and Photosymbols 5 USB. These are high quality, positive images designed for front covers and to brighten up documents or websites.

Streamlined Browser

We introduce a redesigned browser, which now looks the same whether you're using the Cloud or Photosymbols 5 on USB.

 

It's easier to find the picture you're looking for with improved search results. And search also works across the other sections, like templates, stock photos and wordclips.

 

Cloud users will also notice the new Your Pics section - an updated version of the old album feature. Store your own logos, graphics and photos you use frequently.

Templates

It's never been easier to make Easy Read information yourself with our new templates.

 

You can edit them to suit your information using MS PowerPoint or Apple Keynote, taking advantage of their desktop publishing features. They also make use of the new transparent PNG photosymbol pictures.

 

Each template is ready to use or modify to suit your needs. Templates are available on both the Cloud and Photosymbols 5 USB.

Contact Information

Send us a Message

Photosymbols Ltd

The Greenway Centre

Doncaster Road

Bristol BS10 5PY

 

Tel 0117 959 4424

Fax 0117 370 1012

 

Email ask@photosymbols.com

 

Registered in England & Wales 5058945

Vat Registration No GB 826 9093 02

12 Month Cloud Subscriptions

 

1 User

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For one named person only. Log in to the cloud from any computer.

 

Includes

- Picture Library

- Templates

- Wordclips

- Stock Photography

- Store your own photos online

 

 

5 Users

 

 

 

 

 

 

A subscription for up to 5 people in your organisation.

 

Includes

- Picture Library

- Templates

- Wordclips

- Stock Photography

- Store your own photos online & Admin Control

 

 

10 Users

 

 

 

 

 

 

A subscription for up to 10 people in your organisation.

 

Includes

- Picture Library

- Templates

- Wordclips

- Stock Photography

- Store your own photos online & Admin Control

 

 

100 Users

 

 

 

 

 

 

A subscription for up to 100 people in your organisation.

 

Includes

- Picture Library

- Templates

- Wordclips

- Stock Photography

- Store your own photos online & Admin Control

 

 

Photosymbols 5 USB Flashdrive

 

Single User

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For one named person only. Install to hard drive or run from USB.

 

Includes

- Picture Library

- Templates

- Stock Photography

 

Upgrades £200

 

 

5 Users

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For up to 5 people in your organisation. Can be run on network/intranet.

 

Includes

- Picture Library

- Templates

- Stock Photography

 

Upgrades £500

 

 

10 Users

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For up to 10 people in your organisation. Can be run on network/intranet.

 

Includes

- Picture Library

- Templates

- Stock Photography

 

Upgrades £1,000

 

 

100 Users

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For up to 100 people in your organisation. Can be run on network/intranet.

 

Includes

- Picture Library

- Templates

- Stock Photography

 

Upgrades £2,000

 

 

About Us

Pete and Karl have worked together for 20 years, making information easier for people with learning disabilities. We started out working in the NHS, making information and supporting people moving from the old long-stay hospitals into their communities.

 

We continue to work closely with groups up and down the country. Our new focus is on making the tools other people find useful to make their own accessible information. 2014 sees us celebrate 10 years since we first launched photosymbols as an alternative to clip-art and traditional symbols for Easy Read.

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Take control

A multi-user subscription gives your organisation access to your own control panel. Here you can set up and manage access for different people within your organisation.

 

You can also choose how you want the Your Pics section to work. This is where you upload your own photos you use regularly in Easy Read.

 

With multi-user licences you have the option to share this album across your organisation, so all users can share photos and graphics, for example logos or pictures of staff.

 

You can also choose to switch this feature off.

 

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