Symbols To Help World Citizens....

First issued in Directions 44

In our ever-changing world, people and jobs are always on the move. The universal language of good, standardized graphical symbols is, therefore, a strong potential boon for citizens everywhere. Symbols can already be easily seen on their own or as part of signs in all kinds of places – in the home or office; in the car or on the beach ; in a factory or airport. In fact, we come across graphical symbols in just about every human activity. They are there to inform and guide, sometimes to warn, but always constituting an aid for us, as we go about our daily business. ISO technical committee ‘ISO/TC 145, Graphical symbols’ is at the forefront of a wide-ranging programme of graphical symbol standardization.

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