What does Point do?

Point shows a 'symbol tooltip' whenever you hold your mouse pointer over a word. The symbols in the tooltip box illustrate the concept of the word.

Why should I use Point?

Point can help people with dyslexia, groups who are learning to read and those who don't have English as their first language. Having the symbols appear next to a word is also a useful prompt for anyone reading new or unfamiliar words.

How do I turn Point on and off?

At the top of every page of this website, you will see the 'Enable/Disable Point' button. Click the button to turn Point on and off.

Who made Point?

Point is a new website plug-in from Widgit. Widgit have pioneered the use of symbols to support learning and communication for more than 25 years and remain at the leading edge of development in the field.

With Point, Widgit hopes to extend access to the internet to a much wider range of readers. Widgit have always believed that no matter what your level of reading, you should have fair and equal access to text-based materials.

For more information, visit www.widgit-online.com

Other accessibility feaures

The site has been designed to be easy to navigate. If the user sets the browser to full screen there should be very little need to scroll. Left and right arrows on the page are provided to give easy navigation between successive pages in a section. There are plenty of photographs and it is hoped that those who find reading difficult will still find much to enjoy. Widgit's 'Point' symbols will give more help.