Ending International AAC Awareness month with Board Builder and Symbol Creator v2!
The International AAC Awareness Month occurs during October and during this time we have been making sure that a new version of Board Builder is ready for use with the ability to add freely available open licenced symbols as well as personal images.
All the symbols available to chart creators using Board Builder are linked from various repositories such as Global Symbols, Open Symbols and the Noun Project. However, now you can add your own images and save your boards for future use by registering on Global Symbols. This allows you to return to the boards or charts, keep them private or make them public to share with others. The boards are saved in open board format (.obf or .obz format for linked boards) or can be downloaded and printed as a PDF. We have made some samples and instructions.
Symbol Creator (found in the top menu of Board Builder where you manage your own library of images) has been developed to help you create combinations of symbols from those open licenced symbols that allow for adaptations or to create your own symbols and to add to your own images. Labels and text can be added if required, although Board Builder allows for labels to be added as a separate element for use with text to speech in an app such as Cough Drop and Cboard.