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Which Symbol-based iPad AAC Apps for Communication Do You Use?

by Gillian McNeill

on Wed May 27, 2020

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Earlier this month I posted a blog about text-based AAC* apps for iPadOS with a link to a short survey. The survey was the first stage in the process of updating our Wheel of Apps for Individuals with Communication Support Needs, through gathering information on app use and features. The responses have been particularly helpful and so now I’d like to share another survey, this time round it’s for symbol-based apps.

* Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Symbol-based apps come in many varieties and there are many to choose from, however the focus of this survey is on fully-featured apps with common symbol sets, including Picture Communication Symbols (PCS), SymbolStix and Widgit symbols.

What format is the survey?

The survey has a short format with six questions, so should only take a couple of minutes to complete and is anonymous. It has been prepared in Google Forms.

Why are we conducting it?

We want to help you when you are tasked with selecting an AAC app for an individual, by using the information collected to provide an up-to-date recommended selection in our popular Wheel of Apps format.

Where can I open it?

The survey can be accessed by clicking below, please also share the link, if you have the opportunity within your networks: 

Open survey 

Once updated the Wheel of Apps will be available to download from our website.

What’s the timeline for the survey and Wheel?

The survey will close on Friday 12th June, so that the Wheel can be made available for download by the end of June. The results of the survey will be shared by the us through our website and social media channels.

If you have any additional feedback or app suggestions for including in the Wheel, please let me know via email: info@callscotland.org.uk or Twitter: @gxmcneill.

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Tags: aac, apps, symbols, wheel

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