Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Covid-19 Action Fund

Thank you ‘Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Covid-19 Action Fund’ for making it possible for us to develop our Boardbuilder for personalising and adapting symbols for easy to use communication charts.  We know we need to find symbols suitable for older people and particular medical items that are used in hospitals and for social care. These […]

Free AAC Resources helping with COVID-19

Carole Zangari who hosts PraacticalAAC has provided links to a wealth of free resources to help those supporting AAC users. She offers links to ways of explaining how the virus affects people. There are free communication charts and ideas for keeping children occupied during this difficult time. The Ace Centre in UK has provided an […]

Using an Android Tablet with Switch Access

I thought it might be helpful to show how we used the open source free app Cboard with an Ablenet switch for scanning and access.  It was incredibly easy to set up all the Ablenet switches that were provided with 3.5 jacks, including  the BIGmack and iTalk4 with Levels, making it possible to create a range of activities.   But… What was harder was finding the […]

Jellow, cBoard and Yuudee 2 update – more languages and evaluations.

In the last few months we have seen some very exciting updates appearing from the UNICEF Innovation Funded Jellow, cBoard and Yuudee teams. It has been so interesting acting as mentors and we have been working hard to connect up the Jellow and StraightStreet symbols to ConceptNet so they will soon be available on our site. The Jellow […]

Localised images to aid recognition – What about free localised AAC symbols?

Thanks to a note from Aejaz Zahid about an article on the BBC website we came across a wonderful example of how localised and personalised pictures can help those who find it hard to read or remember important items in their social setting.  The article reminds one of the  importance of knowing the local situation in […]