SwiftKey Symbols symbolbased communication app

July 24, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgOver a year ago, I wrote about four different assistive keyboards available on iOS devices.  The first keyboard I mentioned in the post was SwiftKey, a free keyboard app that adapts to the user.  More recently, the same company has released SwiftKey Symbols, a symbol-based assistive communication app.The Symbols keyboard is currently only available for Android devices and is “targeted at (but not limited to) young, non-verbal individuals with special needs.”  Further, the beta app was developed to facilitate communication between individuals with autism (or other disorders) and their caregivers.A lot of the current communication tools on the market are often too slow to select a particular image a child might choose.  We realized that SwiftKey’s core prediction and personalization technology–which learns from each individual as they use it–would be a natural fit for people on the autistic spectrum who respond particularly well to routine-based activity…It utilizes the same prediction technology found in the original SwiftKey.  It also learns the pattern of each unique user to predict the symbol he/she will most likely use next, ultimately saving time and benefitting “individuals with learning disabilities to communicate faster and more easily.”Features of SwiftKey Symbols Keyboard:Audio playbackSymbol sentence builder and next symbol predictionAbility to add custom photos as categories or individual symbolsDay and time specific predictionsRuns on Android smartphones and tabletsTo learn more about the SwiftKey Symbols app, check out their blog or check it out on Google Play!Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedTop 4 Keyboards for Accessibility on iOS 8September 25, 2014In “Products and Devices”ATU157 – SPEAK ALL app, Apple’s WWDC announcements, Google’s self driving car, Using your iPad as a wireless keyboard for your computer, RESNA 2014 in IndianapolisMay 30, 2014In “Assistive Technology Update”6 Android Apps for Special NeedsJuly 1, 2015In “Apps”last_img read more