Beta Approaches, New Demo Video!

As we near the start of our closed beta and our eventual launch, things are really starting to come together in the world of Symbly development. The website is up and running, and has all the great social features that we know our users are going to want: sharing supports, commenting, rating, searching, and tagging. Our online editor is ready, with more advanced features being added every day. And finally, our iPad app is currently in the queue to be approved by Apple, hopefully within the next week. We’re very excited about all this great progress, and look forward to the day (very soon!) when we’ll be able to open our doors and share Symbly with the rest of the world.

In the meantime, we have a new demo video up on the front page of the site, which gives a brief overview of what Symbly is and what it can do. You can also check it out below:

We hope that you are as excited about Symbly as we are, and if you’re interested in becoming a beta tester, don’t forget to drop us a line and let us know.

Beta Testers Wanted

The Symbly beta ended on January 28, 2012.
Thanks to all of our beta testers for the excellent help and suggestions.
If you’re looking to create a Symbly account, you can do so right here.

We’re currently in the process of developing Symbly, a new way to create and share visual supports including communication boards, social narratives, and more. And while our development team is passionate about special education software, and we have participants who use software like this on a regular basis, we want to gather as much input as possible. We want to gather feedback and use cases from folks out there who want a better way to create and share supports: hopefully, folks like you!

To give us the opportunity to gather this valuable feedback, we’re getting ready to hold a closed beta before we officially launch. During the beta, a select group of beta testers will be invited to try out Symbly for free, and to work closely with our development team, making suggestions, reporting bugs, etc. This is an amazing chance to help influence what we hope will be the new special education tool that people will be talking about in the next year.

So, if you’ve ever used current special education software and thought to yourself “I could design something better”, or you just have a passion for creating amazing visual supports, please drop us a line at with the subject line “I want to be a beta tester!”. We’ll only be inviting a limited number of participants, so if you’re interested, don’t wait, contact us today!

Welcome to Symbly

Creating and sharing visual supports including communication boards, social narratives, and others is a core part of any professional’s toolkit when working with students and clients with a variety of disabilities. However, the current tools and offerings that allow you to create those supports are increasingly falling behind current trends and failing to innovate. We’re creating Symbly to change that. Read more…