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Pictorial is a multimedia based educational tool for people affected with Cerebral Palsy, currently supporting Bengali, Hindi, Nepali and English Languages.

Picture of screen shot of Pictorial software's window containing some icons and their correspondance text

The software comes with a large database of icons ( illustrations or images of various objects, ideas, actions and events), and associated audio files in vernacular languages. The Icons have been developed by IICP, Kolkata. Using these icons, the teachers can design Communication Boards of innumerable themes for individual students, which they can take print outs of as well as keep a soft copy for future use. The Software provides facility to search the icons from the database and create Themes. A Themes is a grid comprising related icons with Text / Audio. The Students can select and click on the Cells in a Theme to create expressions / sentences. For navigation and selection  the Students can use specially designed Hand / Foot Switches.


People affected with Cerebral Palsy are often unable to operate computers with the regular mouse; instead they take aid of assistive devices like specially designed switches. Studies have revealed that these assistive devices are not manufactured in India, and are mostly imported , which means that not every child is able to access one such device. Keeping this in mind, we felt the need to indigenously design and manufacture such assistive devices.

WML Pictorial Software comes with a set of special switches, designed and manufactured by our technical team. The user can operate the software using two switches, one for scanning the icons, and the other for selecting. The user can also operate using one switch, which will require enabling of the auto-scan option.


Picture of a Hand Switch




Foot Switch is an assistive device for people affected by Cerebral Palsy whose control on Foot movement is better that Hand movement. Unlike Hand  Switch, it is operated by Foot. The device comes with  two Switches mounted on a pedestal. One switch is for navigation and the other performs the selection. The operations are exactly same as Hand Switch.

Picture of a Foot Switch



 VOCA is a useful device for people affected with cerebral palsy or sick people in the nursing home. It has the facility to record and play audio messages. Messages are recorded and stored in it, any disable person can use those messages by pressing keys as per their need. It is Portable, rechargeable and Ni-Cd battery operated system. 16 messages can be stored and refreshed according to their need. Instant recording through built-in microphone or through Line in is also possible. It has auto power cut facility to reduce power consumption.

Picture of 16 Key Voice Output Communication Aid

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GUPSHUP is an essential and useful handy Voice Output Communication Aid, for the children affected with Cerebral Palsy, developed in association with Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy, Kolkata. The gadget is useful as icon based educational tool and also for communicating requirement of daily needs. GUPSHUP can store 4 messages related to 4 buttons.



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