uRegina creates new centre to study pictograms and other non-verbal communications

October 27, 2014

The University of Regina will establish the George Reed Centre for Accessible Visual Communications, thanks to funding from the George Reed Foundation. The centre will be housed in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, and will “foster, co-ordinate and promote research activities in accessible, visual and inclusive communications.” Research in this area will focus on pictograms, a symbolic language system used around the world and recognized as a mode of communication used to support people in non-verbal communications. “Communicating with others is fundamental to the human experience, which is why it is so important to have alternate modes of doing so when forms of expression such as speaking or writing are not possible,” said President Vianne Timmons. “Mr Reed’s vision and commitment to others is helping make the world a more inclusive place for thousands of people across the globe who face communication challenges every day.” uRegina News Release