Blissymbolics is a semantic graphical language that is currently composed of more than 5000 authorized symbols - Bliss-characters and Bliss-words. It is a generative language that allows its users to create new Bliss-words as needed. It is used by individuals with severe speech and physical impairments around the world, but also by others for language learning and support, or just for the fascination and joy of this unique language representation.

Blissymbolics Communication International is a non-profit, charitable organization that holds the perpetual, worldwide rights for the use and publication of Blissymbols. BCI provides leadership in the development of the system of Blissymbolics. Blissymbolics is offered for all to use under a choice of two generous licensing schemes - either a free, copyleft license, or a proprietary license agreement. See under Licensing for more information.

Celebrating 50 years of Bliss!

On November 24th 2021, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary of Blissymbolics, 1971-2021!

Thank you to everyone who joined us - 119 Zoom connections with many of those shared by multiple people.

We watched our new film “Celebrating 50 Years of Bliss!” and listened to guest speakers from our Bliss community.

Many thanks to Nora Rothschild, Penny Parnes, and Rebecca Chan for facilitating.

You can now view the film here.

3D-Printed Blissymbolics at Closing The Gap

Closing the Gap

OCTOBER 19-21, 2022

Minneapolis, Minnesota

New Location! Hilton Minneapolis Hotel

Presentation Length: 1 hour

Date and Time (Central Daylight Time):

  • October 20, 2022
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Presentation Title

Next-Gen Tactile Symbols 3D-Printed Blissymbolics


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