Symbols for communication
A symbol is a marker or visual representation with the purpose of
supporting communication, for example, in signage, at websites or in
brochures. Symbols are helpful to all users of sites and services,
including those who do not understand the local language and people with
mobility or functional restrictions.
Among the standardized symbols relating to access are the international ISA symbol and the European ETSI induction loop symbol. Symbols of access are similar all around the world and thus universally understandable. One should however keep in mind that the designer of the symbol has the copyright in it. When symbols are used as part of communication they should also be verbally explained.
The symbols of the Culture for All symbol bank can be used free of charge for non-commercial purposes. The symbol bank also contains information on standardized symbols. Go to Culture for All symbol bank.