Widgit Software’s Writing With Symbols 2000 (which is also known as WWS2000 or WWS2K) has been around for a long time and has secured itself as the leading symbol word processor available. Writing With Symbols was released several years ago and although to begin was a little unstable it has grown to become a robust and popular program that is used in SLD and PMLD schools across the country. Follow this link to find out more about symbols.
Writing With Symbols has four ‘modes’ of operation. When you launch the software the first thing that appears is a screen asking what you would like to use it for:
- Write a symbol-supported document
- Write a non-symbol supported document (but includes text-to-speech)
- Create a communication grid resource for printing
- Use a symbol grid activity
Getting your own pictures into WWS 2000 as symbols
Using a digital camera to take pictures of your youngster’s friends and family can boost their communication grids, and provides great instant rewards for those who use WWS2K as a literacy tool. Find out how to import your pictures into Writing With Symbols in a few easy steps. Also follow this tutorial for scanned analogue photographs, logos or graphics taken from the Internet.
Getting images from the Web
The World Wide Web has a massive store of pictures. Find out how to grab logos and graphics straight from web pages, allowing you to import symbols for favourite television programmes, celebrities, cars, places… anything!