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Support for CommuniKate boards
A large number of AAC users are pre-literate. OptiKey has supported symbol-based boards for those users since version 2.8.0.
The pageset Opikey uses is CommuniKate, a socially focused page set designed for people who rely heavily on the environment or context in order to communicate effectively, but who understand concepts and language used in conversation and during everyday activities. CommuniKate was the first Creative Commons Licensed set of pages and it’s supporting documents and guides are available at the CommuniKate project homepage.
You can switch between OptiKey's full keyboards and CommuniKate's keyboards, or just start and stay within CommuniKate boards.
To use CommuniKate boards in OptiKey:
1.Turn on 'Enable CommuniKate Keyboard Layout' setting on the Words tab of the Management Console:
2.You should then see a new CommuniKate key next to the 'Speak' key next to the Scratchpad:
Optionally, if you only want to use CommuniKate (i.e. start directly on the CommuniKate boards), you can turn on the 'Replace Alpha Keyboard with CommuniKate' setting (pre version 2.11.0), or by setting the "Keyboard style for typing" to "Use CommuniKate keyboard layout" (version 2.11.0 onwards), both on the Words tab of the Management Console.