The New SwiftKey App Helps People Living With Autism to Communicate

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Dec 11, 2015
References: blog.swiftkey & engadget
The latest version of the SwiftKey app is even more assistive in its functioning than previous iterations. This particular version of the app is designed to enable people living with learning disabilities -- including but not limited to autism -- to communicate with people around them using non-verbal means and cues.

Dubbed 'Symbols', this app allows users to put together sentences using images rather than words. It is driven by the same prediction engine that is used in the popular keyboard version of the SwiftKey app.

The app can be completely customized to suit the particular needs of each individual users. It can be programmed to enable the user to access custom images, categories and functionalities.

This SwiftKey app version could revolutionize communication for people with learning disabilities, and enable them to better integrate with the world and the people around them.