About Us

Photosymbols is run by Pete Le Grys and Karl Seymour. We are based in Bristol (UK) and have been making information easier to understand for over 20 years. We are also 50% owned and run by disabled people.

We set up Photosymbols Ltd in 2003 to begin work on a full colour set of pictures that could be used by people making Easy Read.

At the time most people were using a mixture of symbols, line drawings and black and white cartoons for Easy Read. We had already explored the use of photography working as accessible information producers for the NHS for 10 years, winning several awards for our work.

A year later we launched the first version of Photosymbols with 1000 pictures on 6 compact discs. Since then we have steadily updated Photosymbols with new features including moving the photo library to an online cloud giving instant access to the very newest photos and templates.

This year we finally say goodbye to the USB version of Photosymbols to concentrate on bringing you more of what you want - new photos and templates.