Online Symbol Support
What is Point?
Point is a new piece of augmentative software that website owners can
use to assist visitors to their website. When the visitor hovers their
mouse over a word, a list of symbols that illustrate the possible meanings
of the word appears.
Who is Point for?
Point is most suited to emerging readers and readers who don’t have English
as their first language. It can also provide people who find reading difficult
with a useful prompt for understanding new or unfamiliar words.
Why should I use Point?
Point helps websites to meet or work towards the identified criteria
within the Disability Discrimination Act and the resulting Code of Practice
from the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Point only displays symbol support when and where it's required, so you
don't have to make any changes to the design of your website.
How does Point work?
When a visitor hovers their mouse over a word, a request is sent to our
dedicated symbolisation servers. A list of appropriate symbols is compiled
and the results are displayed seamlessly to the visitor without interrupting
their browsing experience.
When a visitor first arrives at a website that uses Point, they won’t
notice an obvious visible difference to any other website.
Point remains dormant until it is activated by the visitor hovering
their mouse over a word. When the visitor hovers their mouse over a
word, a box containing the symbols for that word appears next to the
This helps your visitors understand the meanings of words without
being intrusive, which is often what puts people off of using assistive
Setting your website up to use Point is very easy, it only takes a
few moments to upload the client files to your server and add a link
to the header of your pages.
The text processing and serving of images happens on our dedicated
symbolisation servers, so you can be sure that you always have full
access to the latest symbols from Widgit.
Prices from £282 per year
Please contact us for a quote,
call 01926 333680 or email email@example.com
Lifetime Licenses (20 years) are now available. Please contact us for more details.
Point on AbilityNet
"We’ve previously been able to help people with physical or sensory
impairments to use a computer and Widgit’s Point software now meets
the requirement for making websites more accessible to people with
The Widgit symbols are ideal for people who find text difficult to
use or access as they provide visual prompts which illustrate the
meaning of individual words."