Here are some resources to help you use the symbols with your work.  Many of the resources will send you to other websites.

Links to Software and Apps

ARASAAC symbols

ARASAAC software  and online tools that can be downloaded or used online and tends to be free but please check terms of use and attribution. The symbols are developed with a creative commons licence.


Sclera Symbols has a very useful collection of software and apps that can be downloaded – some are free and the symbols are developed with a creative commons licence.


Pictoselector is a free Windows or Mac (Intel processor) program that can be downloaded to make symbol charts and other AAC support materials.  It provides endless options for different settings with over “28,000 pictos (images) translated to English, Dutch, German, French, Danish, Spanish, Brazilian and Italian. (Some pictos are also translated to Arabic, Swedish, Portuguese and Indonesian)”.

Links to support for AAC use

ace centre

Ace Centre UK   experts in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT), with core specialist services that include: AssessmentsTraining and many more useful Resources

CALL Scotland was commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland(NES) through the A Right to Speak initiative, to develop materials to help raise awareness of AAC and ways of providing communication support, aimed primarily at people who have little or no previous experience of communication disability. There are useful online learning modules, videos and web links, posters and guides.


The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) works to improve the lives of children and adults who use AAC.

communication matters

Communication Matters is a UK charity that support those with speech and language difficulties including those using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices and symbol users.

CALL Scotland symbols logoCALL Scotland Symbols for All “provides teaching resources in an accessible format for learners with additional support needs. The resources are designed to support the introduction of picture symbols and their use in everyday school activities by providing a core ‘starter’ set.”