In the last few months we have seen some very exciting updates appearing from the UNICEF Innovation Funded Jellow, cBoard and Yuudee teams. It has been so interesting acting as mentors and we have been working hard to connect up the Jellow and StraightStreet symbols to ConceptNet so they will soon be available on our site.
The Jellow Communicator on Google Play is now available in Bengali and it won the “#mbillionth South Asia award for Inclusion and Empowerment”
cBoard which is available on Github, has 33 languages on their app, but as the languages are using machine translation they require proofreading, The cBoard team have been asking for translation help – you do not need to be a programmer!
Both these teams aim to use the The Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Devices Scales (PIADS) evaluation tool for their apps as it can be translated into any language and has a very easy to understand 26 questionnaire for assessing “the effects of an assistive device on functional independence, well-being, and quality of life”.
Yuudee2 have also been busy with evaluations and training – you might need to use Google Translate if you are not a Chinese linguist and if you select the image below you will also learn more about the interactive nature of their app with its hand drawn animated gifs to aid those with Autism.