MADISON, WI, February 15, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Douglas Stewart Company is excited to announce Widgit software as a new line for their assistive technology portfolio.
As the creators and publishers of "Writing with Symbols" and it's successors "Communicate: In Print" and "Communicate: SymWriter," Widgit has pioneered the use of symbols to support learning and communication for more than 30 years and remains at the leading edge of development in the field.
Chris McLean, Director of Sales at The Douglas Stewart Company, said "It is amazing to witness the innovation in the education field regarding assistive technology. By using symbols alongside text, teachers are able to get their messages across more effectively to more learners."
Widgit's software solutions enable the creation of engaging and accessible learning materials quickly and easily. Their aim is to make the world a fairer, more inclusive place for children, young people and adults.
"At Widgit we believe that no matter the level of ability a pupil should be included in the classroom and given the tools to learn. As such, we have developed unique software tools and a world-leading symbol set to support learners who are struggling for a variety of reasons." said Simon Burr, Consultant at Widgit software.
For more information about Widgit software solutions, please contact The Douglas Stewart Company at (800) 279-2795.
Widgit has pioneered the use of symbols in learning and communication for over 30 years - their software is used around the world to create symbol-supported materials in print, onscreen
and online. Widgit software makes symbol-supported communication a cinch, and is a huge asset to assistive technology programs and users with communications-related developmental disabilities such as dyslexia or autism spectrum disorders.
About The Douglas Stewart Company
The Douglas Stewart Company is the largest distributor and marketer of computer products, consumer electronics and school supplies exclusively serving the education market. The Douglas Stewart Company links more than 185 manufacturers with over 4,500 academic resellers in the United States and Canada. Its subsidiary, Douglas Stewart EDU provides similar services to 23 countries in Europe. Based in Madison, Wisconsin and founded in 1950, The Douglas Stewart Company is a privately held, woman-owned business.---
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