In 1975 and 1982
through legal agreements with Charles K. Bliss and OCCC, Blissymbolics Communication International (BCI) was formed and given the rights and responsibilities for the application of Blissymbols for “handicapped persons and persons with communication. language and learning difficulties”. Through four decades, Canada provided leadership in the development of Blissymbolics and worked in close collaboration with its international colleagues to further the application of Blissymbolics within the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. In 1998, responsibility for the further development of the language of Blissymbolics was assumed by the BCI Secretariat in Sweden.