Siddur Lakol, ‘A Siddur for Everyone’, features clear print with simplified translations and accessible transliteration of core shabbat prayers. It is the first ever orthodox prayer book to use Widgits, a set of graphic icons to help those with autism spectrum conditions, as well as other communication challenges convey their thoughts and needs which make up the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). It is the first prayer book of its kind to offer a more meaningful prayer experience to those who cannot access traditional formats.
The siddur is available in both A4 and A5 formats, providing options to support people with a wide range of disabilities. Larger font sizes will help people with visual disabilities and the larger edition may help people who find it difficult to hold and read smaller siddurim.
Our sincere hope is that other organisations across the Jewish world will want to use this ground-breaking resource to help their special needs communities.