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  • Final voting on Batch One Symbols with AWSAJ Academy and two AAC users. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:50:58 +0000

    In the past month there have been final voting sessions on the first batch of adapted symbols and the voting on whether symbols should portray individuals just in Qatari dress or a mix and if action words (verbs) where gender is an issue should be portrayed by stick figures or would the dictionary need to have both male […]

  • Past or present tense, plurals and other grammatical structures Mon, 23 Mar 2015 22:28:47 +0000

    It seems amazing that one can spend over a month discussing the intricacies of verbs and how they should be represented in our Arabic / English Symbol dictionary.  The team have reached what Speech Therapists may describe as Brown’s stage 2, where we are learning how to represent more grammatical structures from verb tenses to plurals and […]

  • Designs for Symbols and Arabic Core vocabulary. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:17:57 +0000

    Over the past month a further 20 therapists with 13 Arabic speakers voted on the first batch of symbols with Tullah reporting that there was a preference for colour versions of male and female images for verbs rather than stick figures  (3 voted for stick figures and 17 for full image with colours). Tullah also felt that gender […]