The Role of Assistive Technology in Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities

AAC board

Come and join us at the AT exhibition taking place on 7-8 March 2019 at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva Switzerland.

Global Symbols will be showcasing the UNICEF Innovation Fund AAC work   We look forward to having the Jellow and Cboard apps that we have mentioned in our previous news items.  They are designed to support those with complex communication difficulties and use the symbols provided on the Global Symbols website.

We hope to be able to illustrate how an open source ‘Boardbuilder’ web based app (developed by a group of computer scientists at the University of Southampton) will allow us to upload communication charts to the open source Cboard app  using Open Boards (obf) with free and open symbols.    To demonstrate the use of this format a chart can be seen on the Coughdrop app as Annie’s Board using ARASAAC symbols.

crossed fingersGlobal Symbols will also be showing how we have linked all our symbol sets to ConceptNet with plans to link up more sets and start the process of harmonising symbol sets whilst introducing some machine learning to make it all happen automatically!