14 Jul 2011

To increase the usability and accessibility of our website we are introducing Point symbols.

What are Point Symbols?

Point symbols are images which are used to make meanings clearer and easier to understand, by providing a visual representation of a single word or concept.  These images appear when the user hovers their mouse over the words on the web page. 

We called on the help of Widgit, experts in digital inclusion and accessibility to help us exchange information and ideas with our website visitors via the symbols.

What do the symbols look like?

This is a little tricky to describe, but you can see live examples on Widgits own site: http://www.widgit.com/ but basically they look like this:

 

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If you want to turn Point symbols on, just click on the Point icon link in our footer.