{"id":5956380867,"title":"Communicate: SymWriter 2","handle":"9320-1","description":"\u003cp\u003eCanadian Communicate: SymWriter 2 is a word processor with an over 40,000 word symbol vocabulary that activates, inspires, and guides reluctant writers. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFully English\/French bilingual, SymWriter is a proven writing tool for:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eEnglish and or French language learners\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eReluctant or struggling intermediate writers\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eStudents on the Autism spectrum or with cognitive or physical challenges\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eFrench immersion programs\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003ePrimary writers\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eFree Upgrade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eDo you have Communicate: SymWriter Canadian Edition? If you do, you can \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/download.widgit.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Upgrade your license to SymWriter 2\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eupgrade with a free download\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eI\u003c\/span\u003ef you don't, \u003ca href=\"mailto:info@bridges-canada.com\" title=\"Contact Bridges about upgrade pricing for Communicate: SymWriter 2\"\u003econtact Bridges\u003c\/a\u003e for upgrade Pricing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEn français\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eÉcriture avec symbole facile pour tout le monde!\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCommunicate: SymWriter 2, version Canadienne, est un traitement de texte avec plus de 40.000 mots de vocabulaire avec symbole qui active, inspire et guide les écrivains réticents. Entièrement bilingues français\/anglais.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSymWriter est un outil d’écriture prouvée pour:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eLes étudiants de langue française ou anglaise\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eLes écrivains intermédiaires réticents ou en difficulté \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eLes étudiants sur le spectre de l’autisme ou ayant des difficultés cognitives ou physiques \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eLes étudiants des programmes d’immersion en français\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Communicate: SymWriter 2, Écriture avec symbole facile pour tout le monde!\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Communicate_SymWriterSellSheetFrench2_large.jpg?10248581153174822369\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCaractéristiques\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eÉcrire librement avec des symboles ou du texte\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSymbolisation intelligente basée sur des parties du discours\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eVérificateur orthographique avec symboles\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eEnvironnements d’écriture structurées synthèse vocale, balayage d’accès adapté\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Écrire librement avec des symboles ou du texte avec Communicate: SymWriter 2\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Communicate_SymWriterSellSheetFrench_large.jpg?11738136502154768642\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFrançais et en anglais\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSymWriter passe du français à l’anglais avec aise\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSymbolisation complète dans les deux langues\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSynthèse vocale française et anglaise de haute qualité\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eL’appui du vérificateur d’orthographe en français et en anglais\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"SymWriter passe du français à l’anglais avec aise\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/Communicate_SymWriterSellSheetFrench3.bmp?9809100603131500318\" style=\"float: none;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSymbolisation intelligente\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eUtilise la structure et le contexte d’une phrase pour déterminer les symboles les plus appropriés.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003ePermets aux utilisateurs de glisser et déposer des graphiques et des images aux documents à partir de pages Web ou importées à partir de votre ordinateur.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSymbolisation de mots composés\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/files\/commsymfrench_large.jpg?14250624651555899589\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eProduct Overview\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSymbol Word Processor for Language Development \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eSimply type your sentences and SymWriter will convert your text into symbols. SymWriter uses natural language processing to present the best symbol match. High quality speech feedback reinforces the connections between words and symbols while guiding students in English or French.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eSymWriter 2 is now packed with Canadian curricular symbols, place names and cultural references. Switch instantly from English to French and back for an ideal tool for teaching French in the primary grades or French Immersion Schools. SymWriter 2 is the ideal way to get your students writing in English or French.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"420\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/b_zCs_7hYik\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSymbols Supporting Language Learning \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eStruggling writers can't get better without practice. With instant symbolizing to motivate and confirm meaning, no matter what the writing challenge is -- physical, cognitive, language unfamiliarity, learning disability ASD etc. -- SymWriter creates writers.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCognitively or physically challenged children:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e scribbling is a key step to writing, you'll be amazed how accessible writing grids with SymWriter's symbol and speech reinforcement can build on the earliest emerging literacy skills. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBeginning writers and second language learners\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e have help with small words, confusables, and new vocabulary.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e\u003cem\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eJunior and Intermediate writers at any age\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/em\u003e will find the science, geography, math and other symbols, clarify and solidify new curricular vocabulary. \u003c\/span\u003e \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Writing \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eWrite with symbols or text\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eEnvironments supports new and emergent writers\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCreate your own or use pre-made environments\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eDownload free and low-cost environments\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eShow symbol choices, even in text mode\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eAdjustable text and symbol size\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eImport graphics to support specific words\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eImages\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eThe Widgit Symbol Set in colour and black \u0026amp; white\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eEasily import photographs and pictures\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eRecolour symbols and change skin tones\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCopy and paste to and from other applications \u003c\/span\u003e(Ctrl+Alt+C and Ctrl+Alt+V)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSupport\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSmart Symbolising based on parts of speech\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSpell checking with symbols\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eFull speech support\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eFull access for one or two switches and switch scanning\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCanadian Symbols\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCanadianized by Bridges, SymWriter 2 is the ideal writing tool for teaching French in Junior\/intermediate level.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSymWriter 2 switches from English to French and back with the click of a mouse: Full context symbolizing in both Canadian English and French.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eHigh quality French and English voices\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCanadian English and French Symbolized Spellchecker\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003ePaste in Canadian English or French text for instant symbolizing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCanadian specific cultural and social studies specific symbols in French and English and more coming -- for free!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSymWriter 2 reinforces Canadian curricular vocabulary with hundreds of Canada-specific symbols. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eNew Features\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFormat Painter\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCopy and paste formatting properties across Documents and Environments. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eThe Format Painter is a new tool that can be used to copy the formatting properties (font, colours, symbol size, text size etc,.) from any content in your Document or Environment. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eUsing the Format Painter, you can easily ensure consistent formatting throughout your writing and grids.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMore Freedom when Editing Grids\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eYou can quickly customize the size of specific Cells in Grids while designing an Environment. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eJust highlight a Cell (or Cells) and then use the drag points around the border of the selection. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eA real time saver when you want a Grid featuring sentence starters in the first column of cells followed by single word sentence closers.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMore Control Over Symbols\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eApply Cell actions across as many items as you like\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eYou can copy the assigned actions from any cell or button and add them to others. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eWhen you have a whole bunch of cells and buttons you want to do the same thing, it takes seconds to set it up\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCopy Actions Across Multiple Cells\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eApply Cell actions across as many items as you like\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eYou can copy the assigned actions from any cell or button and add them to others. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eWhen you have a whole bunch of cells and buttons you want to do the same thing, it takes seconds to set it up\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNew Switch Scanning Features \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSet up a personalized configuration for Switch users.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eDirectional scan mode \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eThe ability to use the mouse as a switch \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCustomization settings for auditory scans\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eAutomatic scan speeds and coloured indicators.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eFor Teachers \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCommunicate: SymWriter is an easy-to-use symbol writing program. Symbols appear above the words as you type and ‘smart symbolising’ analyses the text to help select the correct symbols. You can drop in photos and images to illustrate your document, or add them to a word to replace a symbol for more specific meaning.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eSymWriter’s flexibility allows you to create documents with just the level of graphic support you need. SymWriter is perfect for teachers who want to produce straightforward symbol-supported materials that are easily understood by learner\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eFor Beginning Writers\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eWhen typing in text mode, students can see the meaning of the words in the symbol chooser. Symbols give the writer visual assistance, reinforcing meaning and improving confidence. SymWriter features text-to-speech and a spell checker with symbol support.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eFor Students Writing With Grids \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSymWriter 2's interactive environments use on-screen grids to make writing accessible to users that need additional help. Users can select items from the grids (using a mouse, keyboard, touch screen or switches) to be automatically added to their document, switch to another grid, or to perform a range of actions.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe environment editor makes it easy for teachers to create their own activities or to adapt an existing environment. Environments can be as simple or as complex as you like, from enabling users to build basic sentences and play simple games to creating whole documents, acting as an on-screen keyboard or a powerful teaching aid for whiteboards.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eSpecifications and Technical Support \u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRecommended Running Specification\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eXP (service pack 3), Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003ePentium processor (800MHz min, Pentium 4 or above at 1Ghz min preferred) \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e256Mb RAM min, preferably 512MB or above and Sound Card \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e1GB hard disk space. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eMinimum resolution of 1024x768. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSupports widescreen resolutions.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eVideo Tutorials \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.widgit.com\/support\/symwriter\/videos\/index.htm\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"SymWriter 2 Tutorial Videos\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e20 videos to get started \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eHelp Sheets\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.widgit.com\/support\/symwriter\/helpsheets\/index.htm\" 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Communicate: SymWriter 2 is a word processor with an over 40,000 word symbol vocabulary that activates, inspires, and guides reluctant writers. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFully English\/French bilingual, SymWriter is a proven writing tool for:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eEnglish and or French language learners\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eReluctant or struggling intermediate writers\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eStudents on the Autism spectrum or with cognitive or physical challenges\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eFrench immersion programs\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003ePrimary writers\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eFree Upgrade\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eDo you have Communicate: SymWriter Canadian Edition? If you do, you can \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/download.widgit.com\/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Upgrade your license to SymWriter 2\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eupgrade with a free download\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eI\u003c\/span\u003ef you don't, \u003ca href=\"mailto:info@bridges-canada.com\" title=\"Contact Bridges about upgrade pricing for Communicate: SymWriter 2\"\u003econtact Bridges\u003c\/a\u003e for upgrade Pricing.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEn français\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eÉcriture avec symbole facile pour tout le monde!\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCommunicate: SymWriter 2, version Canadienne, est un traitement de texte avec plus de 40.000 mots de vocabulaire avec symbole qui active, inspire et guide les écrivains réticents. 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level.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSymWriter 2 switches from English to French and back with the click of a mouse: Full context symbolizing in both Canadian English and French.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eHigh quality French and English voices\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCanadian English and French Symbolized Spellchecker\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003ePaste in Canadian English or French text for instant symbolizing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCanadian specific cultural and social studies specific symbols in French and English and more coming -- for free!\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSymWriter 2 reinforces Canadian curricular vocabulary with hundreds of Canada-specific symbols. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eNew Features\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFormat Painter\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCopy and paste formatting properties across Documents and Environments. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eThe Format Painter is a new tool that can be used to copy the formatting properties (font, colours, symbol size, text size etc,.) from any content in your Document or Environment. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eUsing the Format Painter, you can easily ensure consistent formatting throughout your writing and grids.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMore Freedom when Editing Grids\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eYou can quickly customize the size of specific Cells in Grids while designing an Environment. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eJust highlight a Cell (or Cells) and then use the drag points around the border of the selection. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eA real time saver when you want a Grid featuring sentence starters in the first column of cells followed by single word sentence closers.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMore Control Over Symbols\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eApply Cell actions across as many items as you like\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eYou can copy the assigned actions from any cell or button and add them to others. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eWhen you have a whole bunch of cells and buttons you want to do the same thing, it takes seconds to set it up\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCopy Actions Across Multiple Cells\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eApply Cell actions across as many items as you like\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eYou can copy the assigned actions from any cell or button and add them to others. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eWhen you have a whole bunch of cells and buttons you want to do the same thing, it takes seconds to set it up\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNew Switch Scanning Features \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSet up a personalized configuration for Switch users.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eDirectional scan mode \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eThe ability to use the mouse as a switch \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCustomization settings for auditory scans\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eAutomatic scan speeds and coloured indicators.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eFor Teachers \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eCommunicate: SymWriter is an easy-to-use symbol writing program. Symbols appear above the words as you type and ‘smart symbolising’ analyses the text to help select the correct symbols. You can drop in photos and images to illustrate your document, or add them to a word to replace a symbol for more specific meaning.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eSymWriter’s flexibility allows you to create documents with just the level of graphic support you need. SymWriter is perfect for teachers who want to produce straightforward symbol-supported materials that are easily understood by learner\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eFor Beginning Writers\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eWhen typing in text mode, students can see the meaning of the words in the symbol chooser. Symbols give the writer visual assistance, reinforcing meaning and improving confidence. SymWriter features text-to-speech and a spell checker with symbol support.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eFor Students Writing With Grids \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSymWriter 2's interactive environments use on-screen grids to make writing accessible to users that need additional help. Users can select items from the grids (using a mouse, keyboard, touch screen or switches) to be automatically added to their document, switch to another grid, or to perform a range of actions.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe environment editor makes it easy for teachers to create their own activities or to adapt an existing environment. Environments can be as simple or as complex as you like, from enabling users to build basic sentences and play simple games to creating whole documents, acting as an on-screen keyboard or a powerful teaching aid for whiteboards.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eSpecifications and Technical Support \u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRecommended Running Specification\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eXP (service pack 3), Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003ePentium processor (800MHz min, Pentium 4 or above at 1Ghz min preferred) \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e256Mb RAM min, preferably 512MB or above and Sound Card \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e1GB hard disk space. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eMinimum resolution of 1024x768. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eSupports widescreen resolutions.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eVideo Tutorials \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.widgit.com\/support\/symwriter\/videos\/index.htm\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"SymWriter 2 Tutorial Videos\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e20 videos to get started \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eHelp Sheets\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.widgit.com\/support\/symwriter\/helpsheets\/index.htm\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Shelp Sheets\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003ePDF step by step guides\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eManuals and Guides \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.widgit.com\/support\/symwriter\/manual\/index.htm\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Installation and Activation Guides\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eInstallation I\u003c\/span\u003enstruction\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 1.4;\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Communicate: SymWriter 2

Product Description
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Canadian Communicate: SymWriter 2 is a word processor with an over 40,000 word symbol vocabulary that activates, inspires, and guides reluctant writers. 

Fully English/French bilingual, SymWriter is a proven writing tool for:

  • English and or French language learners
  • Reluctant or struggling intermediate writers
  • Students on the Autism spectrum or with cognitive or physical challenges
  • French immersion programs
  • Primary writers

Free Upgrade

Do you have Communicate: SymWriter Canadian Edition? If you do, you can upgrade with a free download.

If you don't, contact Bridges for upgrade Pricing.

En français

Écriture avec symbole facile pour tout le monde!

Communicate: SymWriter 2, version Canadienne, est un traitement de texte avec plus de 40.000 mots de vocabulaire avec symbole qui active, inspire et guide les écrivains réticents. Entièrement bilingues français/anglais.

SymWriter est un outil d’écriture prouvée pour:

  • Les étudiants de langue française ou anglaise
  • Les écrivains intermédiaires réticents ou en difficulté 
  • Les étudiants sur le spectre de l’autisme ou ayant des difficultés cognitives ou physiques 
  • Les étudiants des programmes d’immersion en français

 

Communicate: SymWriter 2, Écriture avec symbole facile pour tout le monde!

 

Caractéristiques

  • Écrire librement avec des symboles ou du texte
  • Symbolisation intelligente basée sur des parties du discours
  • Vérificateur orthographique avec symboles
  • Environnements d’écriture structurées synthèse vocale, balayage d’accès adapté

 

Écrire librement avec des symboles ou du texte avec Communicate: SymWriter 2

 

Français et en anglais

  • SymWriter passe du français à l’anglais avec aise
  • Symbolisation complète dans les deux langues
  • Synthèse vocale française et anglaise de haute qualité
  • L’appui du vérificateur d’orthographe en français et en anglais

 

SymWriter passe du français à l’anglais avec aise

 

Symbolisation intelligente

  • Utilise la structure et le contexte d’une phrase pour déterminer les symboles les plus appropriés.
  • Permets aux utilisateurs de glisser et déposer des graphiques et des images aux documents à partir de pages Web ou importées à partir de votre ordinateur.
  • Symbolisation de mots composés

 

 

Product Overview

Symbol Word Processor for Language Development 

Simply type your sentences and SymWriter will convert your text into symbols. SymWriter uses natural language processing to present the best symbol match. High quality speech feedback reinforces the connections between words and symbols while guiding students in English or French.

SymWriter 2 is now packed with Canadian curricular symbols, place names and cultural references. Switch instantly from English to French and back for an ideal tool for teaching French in the primary grades or French Immersion Schools. SymWriter 2 is the ideal way to get your students writing in English or French.

 

Symbols Supporting Language Learning 

Struggling writers can't get better without practice. With instant symbolizing to motivate and confirm meaning, no matter what the writing challenge is -- physical, cognitive, language unfamiliarity, learning disability ASD etc. -- SymWriter creates writers.

  • Cognitively or physically challenged children: scribbling is a key step to writing, you'll be amazed how accessible writing grids with SymWriter's symbol and speech reinforcement can build on the earliest emerging literacy skills. 
  • Beginning writers and second language learners have help with small words, confusables, and new vocabulary.
  • Junior and Intermediate writers at any age will find the science, geography, math and other symbols, clarify and solidify new curricular vocabulary.  

 Writing 

  • Write with symbols or text
  • Environments supports new and emergent writers
  • Create your own or use pre-made environments
  • Download free and low-cost environments
  • Show symbol choices, even in text mode
  • Adjustable text and symbol size
  • Import graphics to support specific words

Images

  • The Widgit Symbol Set in colour and black & white
  • Easily import photographs and pictures
  • Recolour symbols and change skin tones
  • Copy and paste to and from other applications (Ctrl+Alt+C and Ctrl+Alt+V)

Support

  • Smart Symbolising based on parts of speech
  • Spell checking with symbols
  • Full speech support
  • Full access for one or two switches and switch scanning

Canadian Symbols

Canadianized by Bridges, SymWriter 2 is the ideal writing tool for teaching French in Junior/intermediate level.

SymWriter 2 switches from English to French and back with the click of a mouse: Full context symbolizing in both Canadian English and French.

  • High quality French and English voices
  • Canadian English and French Symbolized Spellchecker
  • Paste in Canadian English or French text for instant symbolizing.
  • Canadian specific cultural and social studies specific symbols in French and English and more coming -- for free!

SymWriter 2 reinforces Canadian curricular vocabulary with hundreds of Canada-specific symbols. 

 

New Features

Format Painter

  • Copy and paste formatting properties across Documents and Environments. 
  • The Format Painter is a new tool that can be used to copy the formatting properties (font, colours, symbol size, text size etc,.) from any content in your Document or Environment. 
  • Using the Format Painter, you can easily ensure consistent formatting throughout your writing and grids.

 

More Freedom when Editing Grids

  • You can quickly customize the size of specific Cells in Grids while designing an Environment. 
  • Just highlight a Cell (or Cells) and then use the drag points around the border of the selection. 
  • A real time saver when you want a Grid featuring sentence starters in the first column of cells followed by single word sentence closers.

 

More Control Over Symbols

  • Apply Cell actions across as many items as you like
  • You can copy the assigned actions from any cell or button and add them to others. 
  • When you have a whole bunch of cells and buttons you want to do the same thing, it takes seconds to set it up

 

Copy Actions Across Multiple Cells

  • Apply Cell actions across as many items as you like
  • You can copy the assigned actions from any cell or button and add them to others. 
  • When you have a whole bunch of cells and buttons you want to do the same thing, it takes seconds to set it up

 

New Switch Scanning Features 

  • Set up a personalized configuration for Switch users.
  • Directional scan mode 
  • The ability to use the mouse as a switch 
  • Customization settings for auditory scans
  • Automatic scan speeds and coloured indicators.

 

For Teachers 

Communicate: SymWriter is an easy-to-use symbol writing program. Symbols appear above the words as you type and ‘smart symbolising’ analyses the text to help select the correct symbols. You can drop in photos and images to illustrate your document, or add them to a word to replace a symbol for more specific meaning.

SymWriter’s flexibility allows you to create documents with just the level of graphic support you need. SymWriter is perfect for teachers who want to produce straightforward symbol-supported materials that are easily understood by learner

For Beginning Writers

When typing in text mode, students can see the meaning of the words in the symbol chooser. Symbols give the writer visual assistance, reinforcing meaning and improving confidence. SymWriter features text-to-speech and a spell checker with symbol support.

For Students Writing With Grids 

SymWriter 2's interactive environments use on-screen grids to make writing accessible to users that need additional help. Users can select items from the grids (using a mouse, keyboard, touch screen or switches) to be automatically added to their document, switch to another grid, or to perform a range of actions.

The environment editor makes it easy for teachers to create their own activities or to adapt an existing environment. Environments can be as simple or as complex as you like, from enabling users to build basic sentences and play simple games to creating whole documents, acting as an on-screen keyboard or a powerful teaching aid for whiteboards.

Specifications and Technical Support 

Recommended Running Specification

  • XP (service pack 3), Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Pentium processor (800MHz min, Pentium 4 or above at 1Ghz min preferred) 
  • 256Mb RAM min, preferably 512MB or above and Sound Card 
  • 1GB hard disk space. 
  • Minimum resolution of 1024x768. 
  • Supports widescreen resolutions.

Video Tutorials 

20 videos to get started 

Help Sheets

PDF step by step guides

Manuals and Guides 

Installation Instruction 

Sku: 86SYMWRI01

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