Boardmaker 7

Boardmaker 7

Boardmaker 7

Teach more, prep less

Discover Boardmaker – a powerful suite of special education tools for your home, school and therapy practice. As the world’s leading symbol-based teaching solution, Boardmaker supports learning and communication with its trove of customizable material. Boardmaker 7 is the most robust version of our Boardmaker software yet, including access to over 80,000 Picture Communication Symbols® (PCS). This flexible, time-saving solution is offered as a Standard or Subscription option.

Boardmaker 7 help

We’re aware of some issues preventing customers from properly using Boardmaker 7 and understand how frustrating this can be. To help get you up and running more smoothly, visit Boardmaker help for frequently asked questions and answers.

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Empower symbol-based learning with Boardmaker

Key benefits

Boardmaker 7 is the premier tool to help educators create, edit and share teaching materials.

Teacher showing Boardmaker 7 PCS symbol print material to students in a classroom.


Save time with searchable, ready-made material and curricula for students of all ages and ability levels. Enjoy an intuitive interface with the ability to easily edit interactive or print templates.


Engage students more easily with activities that can be customized for their needs. Select from a diverse choice of PCS - designed to represent all learners - in the world’s largest symbol library.

Special ed teacher showing Boardmaker 7 activity to a student on a Tobii Dynavox assistive technology device.

Special education teachers who are part of the Boardmaker Community


Connect with over 800,000 members of the Boardmaker Community, including educators, parents and Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs). Access over 120,000 free pre-made materials to share, use and store.


Enjoy the flexibility to access Boardmaker on Windows, Mac and Chromebook laptop and desktop computers. Import and edit your favorite material from older versions of Boardmaker software.

Boardmaker 7 featured on Windows, Mac and Chromebook devices

Low tech AAC

Use these printable, low-tech AAC resources as an introduction to ACC or as a companion to your favorite software. The collection includes activities, books, boards and posters that foster communication, language and literacy skills.


The Boardmaker Semesterware program is designed for college and university professors training special education, assistive technology, and speech pathology students to give their students access to Boardmaker as part of their coursework while they are enrolled in your institution.

Software trials

Want to find out what makes the Boardmaker Software Family the most popular choice for creating symbol-adapted materials? Our trial periods let you try on our software for size before you buy.

Spend more time teaching

Take advantage of ready-made accessible educational materials shared by parents, educators and therapists like you! Save time by searching and filtering activities and templates, then simply add them to your account and you are ready to edit and use with your favorite Boardmaker software. With 60,000 FREE print and interactive activities and over 800,000 members, what are you waiting for?

Top reasons to sign up for Boardmaker Community:

  • Share great activities that you have created
  • Use powerful search features to find exactly what you need
  • Find activities professionally created by the Boardmaker Education Team
  • Search for activities aligned to Common Core standards
  • Join groups that are specific to your interests

With Boardmaker Community, you can share and explore interactive and print materials that provide behavior supports and promote student independence.

What’s included?

Boardmaker 7 is a powerful set of tools that makes teaching more efficient and engaging. Depending on your purchase option, some or all of the following are included.

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Access and search over 80,000 PCS to create, edit, print and play materials intuitively, either from scratch or pre-made templates. Import, edit and reuse files from older versions of Boardmaker. Install the app to your computer for offline use when facing limited internet access. Included with all purchase options.

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Student Center

Enable students to access personalized material and interactive activities on or offline. Use custom settings for eye gaze, switch, mouse and touch, automatically saved for a hassle-free login. Access on Tobii Dynavox devices, iPads, and Windows, Mac and Chromebook computers. Included with all Subscriptions.

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Manage your account, assign activities and monitor student progress, all online. Access additional content including curricula and the Boardmaker Community. Included with all Subscriptions.


Discover curricula for learners of all ages. Editor offers 40 themed weeks of customizable, leveled Activities-to-Go. In addition, myBoardmaker includes teacher guides, lesson plans, thousands of activities and 300+ accessible books. Included with all Subscriptions.

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