[K12OSN] A Symbol Writing Program

Tom Hoffman tom.hoffman at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 03:01:34 UTC 2007

This seems to come up a lot (is this the same kind of product as
Boardmaker?), and it is something were there is a big gap between the
people who know what this software is supposed to do and the people
who would know how to create it.  That, and, if I understand
correctly, a fair amount of artwork would have to be created, and it
is always harder to find artists than programmers.  On the other hand,
it seems like fairly easy programming.

However, it also seems to me that this is something that would be good
for OLPC, which makes it a bit sexier, and there are more
opportunities these days for things like Google Summer of Code, so if
we can get a specification together of what this software is actually
supposed to do (I only vaguely understand it myself (if we're even
talking about the same thing)) then we could explore some options.

Actually, just a good paragraph explaining the concept in general to
someone completely unfamiliar would be a start.


On 6/6/07, Deborah White <flickatomte at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm looking for an Open Source software program compatible with K12LTSP to
> use with students who use augmentative communication devices and communicate
> primarily with symbols.  The commercial products include "Writing With
> Symbols" by Mayer-Johnson and "Pix Writer" by Slater Publishing and
> "Clicker" by Crick Software.
> Any suggestions?
> --
> Deborah White
> Asa C. Adams School
> Orono, ME 04473
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