New product ensures everyone can express themselves on the playground
Pictures and symbols are an effective way for non-verbal, speech-challenged and early-learning individuals to communicate with friends and caregivers. That’s why Landscape Structures Inc., a Delano, Minn.-based commercial playground equipment manufacturer, has introduced the Symbol Communication Sign to expand its line of inclusive playground products. Placing the Symbol Communication Sign at the entrance to a play area ensures that everyone can express themselves.
With guidance from experts in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Inclusive Design, Landscape Structures developed the Symbol Communication Sign to include pictures representing nouns/pronouns, verbs, feelings, activities, and playground events as well as letters and numbers. The graphics are universally understandable and easy to use, arranged left-to-right as one would build a sentence and use industry-standard colors representing different types of words. The DigiFuse® graphics are printed on both sides of the Symbol Communication Sign.