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SoundingBoard is ONLY available for download in the iTunes store.

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SoundingBoard transforms your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch into the latest in communication technology. In just minutes, you can create custom boards with up to 20 message locations using AbleNet symbols or your own photos.

How it's Organized:

  • Create boards with up to 20 message locations
  • Virtually unlimited capacity; create boards for any situation
  • Use the built-in AbleNet symbol library for instant access to hundreds of symbols
  • Record messages of virtually any length for each symbol
  • Use your own photo library for even greater flexibility and options
  • Take your own photos using your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch and use them in a board immediately*
  • Increase the physical size of the boards by using the iPad
  • Available in French, German, and Spanish!

*Function not available on previous generation iPod touch or iPad 1.

All New SoundingBoard 4.41 Provides These Great Features!

  • Graphical Interface: The graphical interface of SoundingBoard has been updated with a new look. You will find the same great features of SoundingBoard 3.0 in the new version, but most features are now accessed through home screen of the app.
  • Multi-Device Support: SoundingBoard has been optimized to work on multiple versions of the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod Touch without the need to use the "2X" mode.
  • Screen Rotation: SoundingBoard now works in portrait and landscape viewing modes.
  • Dynamic Communication Board Creation: Instead of picking a pre-determined communication board layout, you can now dynamically create communication boards by simply adding message locations until you 've reached your desired amount of messages. Once you've finished, SoundingBoard automatically determines the communication board layout for you. Once the communication board is created you have the ability to re-arrange, delete, or add messages as needed.
  • Larger Message Boards: SoundingBoard now supports communication boards with 1 to 20 messages.
  • Export and Import Communication Boards: SoundingBoard now provides a way to export and import communication boards. (Note: Only boards created in version 4.0 and above can be exported)
  • Linked Boards: Linked boards will now play the full audio message before advancing to the next message board.
  • Change the background color of a communication board to be white, black, or yellow. This new feature is found under the Settings menu of the app.

SoundingBoard is ONLY available for download in the iTunes store.

NOTE: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries.

SoundingBoard Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

How do you share or export a board?
Select “Edit Mode” and then choose the board that you would like to share. Choose “Export Board” and then choose either AirDrop or Email option.

Can linked boards be shared or exported?
In order to export linked boards, you will need to export each board starting with the last board that is linked. Then you must manually link the boards together once they have been imported.

How many cells can be on one page?
You can have up 20 cells (pictures) on each page.

Why can’t I get the right arrow option to appear in color so I can progress to another cell?
The right arrow does not appear in color because there is missing information in one of the following fields:

  • image
  • message name
  • recorded message
Please make selections or recordings for these items. You will now be able to select the right arrow.

Why does the board I’m trying to setup get erased?
It may not have been saved correctly. If you do not press the right arrow at the main board screen the information you’ve entered will not be saved.

Also, if you press the left arrow at the main board screen, this acts as a "back" button, causing your information to be lost. We recommend always tapping on the right arrow to save and exit editing your board.

Can you use switches with SoundingBoard?
SoundingBoard has In-App Switch Access (configured in the SoundingBoard settings) and can also be used with iOS Switch Control.

Why is there no sound on a message cell?
Check that the sound on your iPad is turned up. If you need louder volume than what the iPad can produce, we recommend connecting external speakers, either via headphone jack or Bluetooth wireless.

Why is the microphone not recording?
When first creating a new Custom Board, there will be a prompt for you to enable access for SoundingBoard to use your microphone. If you miss this prompt or choose “Do Not Allow”, then you will not be able to record messages in the app.

If you would like to make changes to this privacy feature to enable the Microphone, you will want to do the following:
  1. Tap on “Settings” app
  2. Tap on “Privacy"
  3. Tap on "Microphone"
  4. Here you should see "SoundingBoard". Tap the circular icon next to it to turn this on (it should now be green.)
Do you offer technical assistance for the SoundingBoard app?
Yes, Technical Support can be reached Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm CST by emailing [email protected], calling 1-800-322-0956 or by chat at