BW Story App 

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 their world and their health. It is a unique and easy to use mobile tool, which aids understanding, 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 (social, emotional and mental health needs). For the first time, the new BW Story App now gives you access to 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.

"It is important that every possible healthcare professional has this at their side whenever they are dealing with people with learning disabilities." - Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen


The app is ONLY available to download from the App Store and Google Play. Simply type 'BW Story App' in the search bar and follow the installation instructions.

It is free with limited content, and for just £29.99 per year you can unlock the version with access to our entire library of  1900 pictures and 400 short stories. To subscribe download the app and follow the instructions. Alternatively, purchase this subscription here.

If you would like access to the bookshelf (so you can view the full books on your device) the £49.99 subscription option above may interest you. 

The app is also available for use on your desktop. Click here to try the free version.


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.