Symbol Based Communication

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Who’s it for?

Tools2Talk+ is designed for children, teenagers and adults who are unable to write or speak possibly due to autism, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome or developmental disabilities.

What does it do?

Tools2Talk+ provides templates which can be adapted to create useful tools for people with disabilities. Tools2Talk+ was developed for Scope Australia, which supports and cares for people with disabilities.


About The Client

Supporting people with disabilities

Scope Australia is a charity which supports people with mental, physical or multiple disabilities. Their person-centred mission is to enable each person they support to live as an empowered and equal citizens.

Project Objective

An iPad app that could be used to make communication boards

Scope Australia wanted to make an app with the primary purpose to create printable resources, but a chat functionality within the app itself would be considered a bonus. Scope had a number of templates that they'd like to include within the app, as well as having options for regularly spaced layouts. Tools2Talk+ needed to include a searchable symbol library, and preferably include iOS voices for an auditory feedback feature. Scope also requested compatibility with iOS switch control.

Project Outcome

Great product and a satisfied client

“A brilliant communication app that now supports both BoardMaker PCS and COMPIC symbol sets. So very few apps provide these universal symbol sets, it’s a definite must-buy for anyone serious about creating accessible communication aids.” Georgia Burn, Speech Pathologist

Communication Aids

Communicate using the augmentative and alternative communication (Communication) method

Tools2Talk+ allows you to make your own communication aids – customised for your needs. You can either print them or use them on screen with speech.


Fully customisable communication boards

Personalise your communication aids with fully customisable borders (thickness, colour, roundness of edge), font (font type, font size, position in cell), cell background colour and more.