Mulberry Symbols

The Mulberry Symbols, or Pictograms, are a set of scalable SVG graphic images designed for communications use. They are ideal for adults using AAC software or devices or any online accessibility use where their liberal licence ensures unrestricted use, copying and distribution.

Below is a sample of the Mulberry Symbols. You can view the entire collection of symbols (very large web page) or download a pdf as described below.

person waiving hello
a brown dog
art paints and brush
cup of coffee
shirt symbol
shower symbol

Our Vision

We believe that communication is a fundamental human right. Many people with impaired speech and other language difficulties require symbols to support their communication needs, to enable their desires, wishes and opinions to be expressed.

These symbols are provided as a “free at the point of use” resource for speech and language professionals (SLTs) or developers to use in communication aids or to print. We also hope exciting new uses will be created so we have used a liberal Creative Commons licence.

The Open AAC ecosystem

Mulberry is proud to be part of the growing number of tools and services providing free and open access to symbols and AAC. Steve Lee wrote a blog post summarising the state of play in April 2020.


The Latest Release contains:

We also have:

Downloading individual symbols

We plan to add an interactive facility to select and download symbols but until then it is possible, though you need to specify the symbol name yourself.

We’d love to know how you plan to use the symbols so we can provide the best possible access.


These symbols are published under the Creative Commons BY-SA licence. You can use the symbols in any project or product, commercial or otherwise as long as any distribution gives us clear attribution and any new or derived symbols are shared under the same licence.

So, you are free to reproduce these symbols and distribute them or derivatives in printed or electronic form. For example, in a printed communication document or board, a website, app or marketing material. While you may charge for your product or added value, you must not charge for the symbols themselves. They are to remain free of cost and freely available to all.

We do encourage you to modify and enhance the symbols so that they are even more useful. We’d love you to contribute your changes back to us to share but you are not required to do so. The licence allows us to find and publish your changes anyway but we’d much prefer to work directly with you.

You can easily use the text “Copyright 2018/19 Steve Lee - This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.” and also attribute us with a link to this website plus a mention of Mulberry Symbols.


We’d love to work with you to help improve the symbols or this website. For example, new symbols and translations are currently needed. We use the GitHub collaboration platform to discuss and track work - see you there.

The Symbols in Use

Here’s a list of uses of the Mulberry Symbols that we know about. Please let us know of others so we can add them.

Thanks and Acknowledgements


If you have any questions or suggestions then do raise an issue over on GitHub or drop me a line at “steve @ opendirective . com”.