The new PCS™ Collections, featuring thousands of new symbols in three unique styles, all designed to better fit your students' specific learning and communication needs.
A part of the Boardmaker Software Family from the very beginning, the PCS™ Classic style is often used with children, young students and adults who are comfortable with its familiar style. Clear, simple and uncluttered, the PCS™ Classic Style helps students draw meaning quickly.
Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) are a range of drawings originally created by Mayer-Johnson, and now supported by Tobii Dynavox, that represent words and or phrases. They are commonly used in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and can be used with both high tech and low tech communication systems.
There are many examples of people using symbols of all types around the world for a variety of reasons in addition to AAC. Symbols can make an environment more inclusive. We can label items or areas with symbols so that people using different languages can understand. Hospitals often label their signage with symbols to enable people to more easily navigate the hospital environment. Multilingual communication boards have also been created to support refugees coming into a new country so that they can get the help they require quickly.