About the Commtap Symboliser for PowerPoint
The Commtap Symboliser for PowerPoint is an "add-in" for PowerPoint which enables you to quickly add pictures and symbols to text. Type some text (for example "Let's eat some cake."). Click in a word and then click on the "Symbolise" button - an image will appear. Click the button again, and if there is an alternative image for the word you chose, that will be displayed instead.
You can symbolise some or all of the words in a block of text so that you have a set of symbols which visually show information about the meaning of the text.
You can set the symbols to appear above or below the text. You can set the symbols to appear above (or below) text boxes, paragraphs or individual words.
You can use the small built in symbol set that comes with the symboliser (Mulberry), but it is recommended that you also have a larger symbol set, such as the free Arasaac picture symbol set - which you can download from commtap.org/ard. Arasaac has picture symbol sets available in a number of languages, see: http://www.arasaac.org/descargas.php. You can also connect to symbol sets online (including the Arasaac symbol set).
You can purchase symbol sets, or you can make your own (for example a set of people's photos).
Also included with the symboliser is the Commtap Grid Maker for PowerPoint - this allows you to make grids much more quickly than with the standard PowerPoint controls.