PECSTEXT - Autism communication App

by Richard Keane in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

PECSTEXT - Autism communication App
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To produce a mobile app that allows non verbal individuals that use PECs symbols the ability to communicate with others

by Richard Keane in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Hi my name is Richard.

Having a son that is autistic brings many challenges one being communication. My son like many non verbal individuals uses PECs symbols as his method of communication. This is a symbol based language used the world over. It allows him to select symbols in sequence to form sentences and therefore express his needs.

  • Whilst this is great and families all over the world can use this it also brings the limitation of face to face communication. 

My idea is to digitalise this method and create a messaging service where the special needs user can use these symbols the same way that we all would send a text message, however instead of words they use symbols. These messages will then be recieved by the recipient as a text message and visa versa they can send as a text message and be recieved by the special needs user as symbols.

I'm looking to raise the money to build the app. 

This can change the lives of families all over the world and reduce the limitations placed on individuals and families that already have so many obstacles to contend with.

Thank you for considering us.

Richard 

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