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Going Underground

Going Underground

Recently we went out and about to make some new pictures about public transport on the London Underground. Transport for London are improving step free access in more tube stations, and we were more than pleased to be involved in helping develop their accessible information. It was a bit noisy and a bit scary for some of us but we didn’t give up even though it was really busy. The pictures are not cut-out like the usual photosymbols. Sometimes it works better to capture the whole scene. We went on a journey looking at steps, lifts and ramps - ending...

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Wellbeing

Wellbeing

A lot of NHS and other workers are using the 5 Steps to mental wellbeing framework to support people to have a better life. Many of us are also aware of the importance of looking after our wellbeing in general. It’s often talked about on the radio and on television. We have just released our first set of pictures about wellbeing into the library. These are based on the 5 steps of connecting, being active, learning new skills, paying attention and giving. We’re currently making some other pictures about mental health to go with these which will be arriving in...

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Free flu jab

Free flu jab

Winter is here and Public Health England have some excellent easy-read resources about the free flu jab available to people with a learning disability. The information booklet and poster are designed to spread the message and make sure people who are vulnerable get protection from the flu virus. For some people it can be deadly.Carers can also get the flu jab for free, and there is a nasal spray available for people who are scared of needles. We think it’s another great use of photosymbols. www.gov.uk/government/publications/flu-leaflet-for-people-with-learning-disability

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Image Resolution

Image Resolution

Photosymbols come in up to 3 different sizes, depending on your subscription - Small, Medium and Large (high resolution). You can set your preferred resolution on the account page when you first log in, or by clicking on the grey person icon in the top right corner. Choose a resolution from the pull-down menu and click ‘Save’ to store your settings. You can change this at any time. So which resolution should you choose? Well that depends on how you want to use photosymbols. Small - around 50KB Small images are 160 x 160 pixels. They are designed for websites and...

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