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SwiftKey Symbols update in support of World Autism Awareness Day

2nd April 2016

Last year, we released SwiftKey Symbols, a free symbol-based assistive communication app on Android targeted at (but not limited to) young, non-verbal individuals with special needs.


In honor of World Autism Awareness Day we released an update to SwiftKey Symbols  that includes a number of new languages and bug fixes. WAAD, celebrated annually on April 2nd, was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 to “shine a bright light on autism as a growing global health priority”. The day brings together individual autism organizations from all across the world to improve areas such as research, diagnoses, treatment, and overall awareness.

logo-waadAdding more languages gives access to even more people across the globe as we seek to maintain our commitment to helping people with communication challenges as much as we can.

New languages included in yesterday’s update are:

  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • French
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Spanish (Spain)

(Note: The language changes automatically depending on the locale you have your phone set to.)

Head to the SwiftKey Greenhouse to download and share this app with people in your life who you think might benefit from it. Like it? Have feedback for us? We want to hear from you – use the feedback button in the app to get in touch with us and share your thoughts or Tweet us using #LIUB.


The SwiftKey Symbols Team