Picture stories to enrich the lives of the people you care about

The BW Story App is a fast and simple way to access pictures that will help enable the people you care about to explore and understand the world. It is a unique and easy to use mobile tool, which aids communication, decision making and self-exploration, to support people who find pictures easier to understand than words.

For over 25 years Beyond Words have been creating books with and for people with learning disabilities, as well as young people and adults with autism and SEMH. For the first time, the new BW Story App now gives you access 1800+ pictures and 400 scenarios (short stories) at your fingertips. For a supporter, having the best tools on hand 24/7 to aid communication and comfort the person you are supporting is invaluable.

This app is for families, carers and professionals supporting with people with learning disabilities and communication difficulties.

The BW Story App contains some sensitive material:

We recommend that children and vulnerable adults should always be supported when accessing this version of the BW Story APP. Parents, carers and supporters should look through the BW Story App before using it.

All material has been created with the advice of professionals and tested with people with intellectual/learning disabilities. Many of the more challenging and adult themes can be important for younger people but must always be approached sensitively, and with appropriate support, especially when covering subjects such as medical procedures, violence and abuse, sexuality and death and dying.

What’s New

Version 1.0

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

App Privacy

The developer, Books Beyond Words, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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