Thursday, 19 January 2012

Playboard Review

symbols clustered for a student with
limited range of motion

Playboard is an app created by Aardustry LLC. It is an easy to use display board that includes images and voice recordings. There are 6 pages that each have 12 cells.

What I really like about this app is how simple it is to customize each page for individual student needs. The images don't have to be side by side, or even in a line.  Some of the other communication apps that are available don't allow for blank spaces between cells or for the choice of where to place an image. With Playboard you are free to set your images in any combination of the 12 cells that makes sense for the person you are designing the board for.

Each symbol or picture from your library can be paired with a voice recording. You can change the settings for the display in the Settings. You can lock page scrolling, access to editing, and if you can see the outline of the empty cells or not.

Snack choice board with
empty cells showing

Aardustry also makes afree app called Playbutton. This app allows you to record a single message with a large playback button for the student to press. Easy to record and re-record as needed.


  1. thank you so much Stacie!! this is really helpful!!

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