For more than 20 years, Tobii Dynavox Picture Communication Symbols® (PCS) have been used by millions of students and adults to understand and structure the world around them, communicate their thoughts, and learn to read and write. Symbol-based visual supports have been proven to help people with communication, behavior and learning challenges succeed in school and life and amaze their peers, families, therapists and teachers.
With a history supporting learners with unique education needs, PCS has been used in thousands of settings across the world to assist with access to information and augment communication. From our very own Tobii Dynavox communication software, to labeling items in nursery settings, and supporting daily schedules of adult with learning disabilities, PCS symbols have long been the standard in supporting the success of your students and clients.
The Classic style has been maintained for over 20 years. We continue to add more to this set as many of our customers have used this version since childhood and are now adults with additional symbol needs! Classic style PCS symbols offer flexibility and simplicity for our customers by providing basic color palates, thick black lines and options for gender neutral avatars.
The ThinLine style was developed to provide a more modern look to our symbol sets. The added realism, while maintaining a clean, uncluttered style is what makes the ThinLine symbols so popular.
People experiencing cortical visual impairment often require simple symbols with dark backgrounds to see the symbols clearly. PCS High Contrast symbols are designed to support this need.
These symbols are designed specifically to allow mature adults who struggle with language to communicate about daily living situations. These rich, realistic illustrations can be used as single meaning icons or visual scenes.